A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Friday, October 12, 2018
PVT Emery Nathend Derbyshire
PVT Emery Nathend Derbyshire was born 28 Oct 1895 in Manton, Michigan to Joseph Henry and Deborah S. (Harkness) Derbyshire. The youngest of 5 children, Emery was the only one of the 2 sons to serve. In 1910 the family was farming in Cedar Creek Township, Michigan. On 23 Nov 1917, Emery married Mona E Rollins but they had no children. While serving with A Company 116th Infantry PVT Derbyshire was killed in action on 12 Oct 1918. Mona remarried in 1920, had 8 children and lived until 1983. Emery's body was repatriated, probably in 1920-1921, and he now rests forever in Fairview Cemetery in Manton with other family members.