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Arthur Guy Empey

Birthplace: Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Death: February 22, 1963 (79)
Wadsworth, Kansas, United States
Place of Burial: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Arthur Empey and Rose B Empey
Ex-husband of Marguerite Cora Andrus
Father of Marguerite Empey
Brother of Rita D. Platt

Occupation: Electrician, WW I Soldier( British and USA), Actor, Author
Managed by: Kris Hewitt
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About Arthur Guy Empey

'Arthur Guy Empey

former marriage: Marguerite Andrus

daughter: Marguerite Diane Theresa Webber (nee Empey) (a.k.a. Diane Webber; Playboy Model and Nudist Activist)

'Military Service and his ties to Hollywood

Prior to WW I- Arthur served six years in the U.S. Calvary and performed duties as a Recruiting Sargent for the New Jersey National Guard.

1915- leaves the United States in frustration that the U.S. Government has not yet joined the 1st World War and enlists with British Forces in the 1st London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), Territorial Force. at a later date- Arthur joins the 56th London Infantry (a unit which served on the Western Front) Arthur was a bomber and machine gunner in the 56th Infantry.

During the "Battle of the Somme" , Arthur received wounds and was medically discharged.
''1917-''On his return to the United States, Arthur writes a book titled "Over the Top" which became a publishing sensation selling over a quarter million copies.

Sometime this same year, Arthur tries to re-enlist with United States Armed Forces, but is rejected due to his wounds received in Europe.

1918- This book becomes a film, with Arthur writing the screenplay

Arthur played an important historical role changing Americas neutral position about joining the first World War. He was commissioned to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Armys Adjutant General Department, but lost that commission within three days. This was blamed on his actions of praising volunteers and not including draftees during a speech in the play "Pack Up Your Troubles". In that audience was then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson

Arthur went on to write several more screenplays and was the author of several more books on the subject of World War I.

Arthur formed the "Guy Empey Pictures Corporation" Arthur wrote the lyrics to at least two popular songs during the WW I era to include: 'Your Lips are No Mans Land but Mine and Liberty Statue is Looking Right at You.

strange fact: Arthur Guy Empey born in Ogden, Utah and on his daughters wedding document, listed as being born in Idaho.

Pulp Fiction Author-Best known for the Book "Over the Top"

Arthur created Pulp Fiction hero ''Terence X O`Leary''

notable works: Books Over the Top First Call: Guideposts to Berlin Tales from a Dugout The Madonna of the Hills: the Story of a New York Cabaret Girl A Helluva War Films Over the Top The Undercurrent Millionaire for a Day Troopers Three

Film Producer, Actor.

From the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society, this collection of Micheal Peter Empey, Esquire cites that Arthur Guy Empey is indeed from this Empey pedigree

WELLESLEY TOWNSHIP HERITAGE & HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1137 Henry Street Open the last Saturday monthly (except December), 10 – 3 Instagram - wellesleyhistory The WTHHS has several new exhibits. One showcases the photography of Charles Ottmann jr. and includes Ottmann family photos. Another exhibit deals with the life of Michael Peter Empey, a prominent citizen of Hawkesville from 1849 to about 1870. Before his move to Hawkesville, Empey was involved in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 and was imprisoned for several months after that. He rose to become the Warden of the Home District from 1842 to 1847. Bankruptcy forced his move to Wellesley Township where he flourished as a merchant, postmaster, judge, adviser and conveyancer. Late in life, he moved to Harriston to become their tax assessor and member of the town's Health Board.

On the 1861 Tremaine Map, M.P. Empy [sic], Esq. is listed as a clerk of the Divisional Court and conveyancer in the village of Hawkesville. Michael Peter Empey was an original settler of Hawkesville and was a general merchant, postmaster and served as a general counsel and advisor to the village's residents. He served as Reeve of Wellesley Township in 1854. Empey was apparently so successful that he was able to employ a coachman, a governess and nursemaids for his daughters, housemaids, a gardener, clerks for his store and assistants in the post office. Several of his sons had artistic talents and their witty drawings of local citizens decorated the walls of the old village hall. A grandson, Arthur G. Empey, was the author of the famous war story Over. the Top.

HAW KSVILLE. A Post Village of the town ship of Wellesley, situated on the Conestoga » River, 1 2 miles from Berlin , the County Town, and 74 miles from Tor onto . John Hawke was the first settler in 1847, and during the same year he built the mills . The post office was established in 1 85 2 , and Gabriel Hawke appointed postmaster ; the present postmaster is M. P . Empey .

EMPEY, MICHAEL P. , general dealer in dry goods , groceries , clerk of the 5 th Division Court and Commissioner in B . R.

Arthur Guy Empey (11 December 1883 – 22 February 1963) was an American soldier in the British Army in World War 1, and an author, screenwriter, actor and movie producer.

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Arthur Guy Empey's Timeline

December 11, 1883
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
July 29, 1932
Hollywood Hospital, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
February 22, 1963
Age 79
Wadsworth, Kansas, United States
Age 79
Leavenworth National Cemetery Plot: 32-20-45, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States