John Edmund Emtage was the third Sidney boy to die in a five week period in 1918. He was the second son of the Hon WTA Emtage from London and Vacas in Mauritius. John was born in Nottingham, in March 1899 and was in Sidney from 1912 until 1917. He, like most boys, was confirmed by the Bishop of Peterborough and he helped Sidney win the Senior Fives trophy in the Lent Term of 1917. Otherwise, he is one of those boys who left little trace in the official school records.
He joined the Air Force and held the rank of Lieutenant when he was reported missing on 9th August 1918. His death, at the age of 19, was presumed to have taken place at that time.
He has no known grave and is remembered on the Arras Flying Services Memorial, with seven other Oundelians.