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  • Photograph was published on 20th February 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Radford, Nottingham.
James Ernest Linthwaite was the son of James Henry John Linthwaite and Annie Ward who married in the Bingham registration district in 1885. Their children included: Annie (b.1885), John Ward (b.1888) and James Ernest (b.1890). In 1891 the family were living at 66 Garfield Road, Radford. In 1901 the children and their father were living with their paternal grandparents, James and Selina Hannah Linthwaite, at 120 Hartley Road, Radford. Only their mother, Annie, was absent from the household - quite where she was is unclear. The 1911 census found the family living apart. James Ernest was a Private with the 19th Bn. Hussars at Aldershot; his brother, John Ward Linthwaite was a Lance Corporal in the Royal Horse Artillery based at Farnborough, Hampshire; and their mother appears to be boarding with a family at 78 Sneinton Road, Nottingham. Where their father and sister, Annie, might have been is not known. There is the fact that the CWGC gave their parents’ address as 7331, Oxford Avenue, Fox Chase, Philadelphia, Mass., USA so perhaps the missing members of the family were already in America. The parents did not remain there but eventually returned to Nottingham. James Henry John Linthwaite, a cabinet maker, died here in 1936, aged 76. His wife, Annie, had already died in Nottingham, aged 56, in 1923.
He attended Berridge Road School. Professional Soldier (C. 1911)
25 Nov 1917
27
188012 - CWGC Website
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Sergeant
  • MM MM Military Medal
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars
Sergeant James Ernest Linthwaite, M.M., enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 19th (Queen Alexandra’s Own Royal) Hussars. He was killed in action on 25th November 1917and he is buried in Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France. The award of his Military Medal was announced in the 'London Gazette,' 11th October 1916.
An item appeared about James in the Nottingham Post, 19 February; it said he had been born in Garfield Road, Radford, had been educated at the Berridge Road School and had been with the Colours for nine years. His death notice was published on 10th December 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- LINTHWAITE. - Killed in action, Sunday, November, 25th, 1917, Sergeant James Ernest Linthwate, M.M., Hussars, First Expeditionary Force in France. A noble sacrifice. - From his sorrowing father, brother John (in Egypt), sister Annie (in America), uncles, aunts, and cousins.” In memoriam published 25th November 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post : - “LINTHWAITE. - In loving memory of Sergt. J. E. Linthwaite, M.M., 19th Hussars, killed in action November 25th, 1917. Duty nobly done. Father, sister, Annie (America), brother Jack (Cologne), and aunts and uncles.” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 20th February 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    James Ernest Linthwaite - Photograph was published on 20th February 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918