1912 – Diary is missing

In 1912, Edward is 36 years old, Kate is 33 years old and Alys is 28 years old. Eva (Alys and Dennis’ daughter) is 2 years old.


  • 25th March 1912 – Dennis Faraday Embleton born to Dennis and Alys Embleton

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Dennis Embleton’s Baby Announcement Card
  • 23rd November 1912 – Dennis Faraday Embleton died in Hampstead, London – cerebral meningitis.

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  • 17 January – British polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott and a team of four reach the South Pole to find that Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it.
  • 26 February–6 April – National coal strike of 1912.
  • 1 March – suffragettes smash shop windows in the West End of London, especially around Oxford Street.
  • 19 March – minimum wage introduced for miners after national strike.
  • 14 – 15 April – the RMS Titanic sinks: The White Star liner RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg and sinks on her maiden voyage from the United Kingdom to the United States.
  • 2 May – 3 July: Board of Trade inquiry into the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
  • 25 – 27 August – the wet summer climaxes in a major rainstorm across England, causing floods particularly in Norfolk and Norwich.
  • 27 November – concerted suffragette attacks on pillar boxes.
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