Tain Museum Image Library
Tain & District Museum Year: 1940Stoker C J Embleton, RN
Charles James Embleton, seen here with his father, George Embleton, served on HMS Exeter as a stoker while it was engaged in the Battle of the River Plate against the German ship the Graf Spee during WWII.
The Embleton family lived in Fountain Road, Tain. Charlie, as he was known, was later presented with a silver tea service and gold wristlet watch from the town to commemorate his part in such an epic incident.
The tea service was returned to the town a few years ago and is currently in the museum's keeping.
Picture added on 13 February 2006