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Harold Frederick Lindsell was born in 1896 at Arnold and was the son of Frank an upholstery warehouseman and his first wife the late Kate Lindsell (née Boardman) of Brookfield Road, Arnold. His father Frank was born in 1863 at Bristol, his mother Kate Boardman was born in 1859 at Basford, she died in 1903 aged 44 yrs, they were married on 7th June 1885 at St Marys Church, Nottingham, they went on to have the following children, Rosetta b1886, Harry Percy b1887, Arthur Ernest b1888, Walter b1889, Frank Bertie b1889, Hilda May b1892, Ivy Kate Annie b1894, Lawrence Cecil b1895 and Harold Frederick b1896 all were born in Nottingham. Following his mothers death his father re married Ann Lamb (born 1864 ) on 19th October 1904 at Holy Trinity Church at Lenton. In the 1911 census the family lived on Brookfield Road Arnold and are shown as Frank 48 yrs a hosiery warehouse man, he is living with his second wife Ann 47 yrs and his children Rosetta 25 yrs no occupation listed, Harry Percy 24 yrs a warehouse maker up, Arthur Ernest 23 yrs a hosiery clerk, Frank Bertie 22 yrs a hosiery folder, Hilda May 19 yrs a milliner, Ivy Kate 17 yrs a hosiery turner off, Lawrence Cecil 16 yrs a hosiery apprentice and Harold Frederick 15 yrs a hosiery apprentice.
In 1911 he was employed as an apprentice in the hosiery trade.
25 Jun 1917
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12th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Harold Frederick Lindsell, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 12th (Pioneer) Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He landed in France on 6th October 1915 and was killed in action on 25th June 1917 having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. On the 25th June, two platoons of 'A' Company were engaged in digging dugouts at Larch Wood and 'B' Company were working on Immovable Drive (a new trench) and had completed the second 250 yards cutting it through to its destination. However, at this stage it was not dug in depth. In the early hours of the morning Frederick, along with an officer, was killed by enemy artillery. The shell wounded four other men.
His brother Walter Lindsell attested on 15th May 1915 at Nottingham giving his age as 25 yrs and 6 months his address was Brookfield, Arnold, he was a clerk and married. He served with the 16th Battalion (Chatsworth Rifles) Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action during an attack on the Schwaben Redoubt near Theivpal on 10th October 1916. He is buried at Mill Road Cemetery Grave Reference: XVI B 8
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