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Person Details
Eric was born in Northampton in 1897 the son of Hubert and Elizabeth Ann Linnell of “Mandalay” Park Road, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire. In the 1911 census the family as shown as living at 30 Cathcart St, Nottingham Eric is 14years of age a scholar and he has 3 siblings However, at the time he enlisted in Nottingham he was living in Clumber House Mapperley, Nottingham.
03 Sep 1916
544275 - CWGC Website
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted into the 17th (Welbeck Rangers) which had been formed in the City of Nottingham in June 1915, and carried the title “Welbeck Rangers” in honour of the Duke of Portland their patron, who lived on the Welbeck Estate near Worksop. They went to France as a part of the 117th Brigade of the 39th Division, landing there on the 6th March 1916. All records shown him as being a Private but in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 18th August 1917, he is shown as being a Bandsman. He was killed in action at Beaumont Hamel.
He is buried at Mill Road cemetery, Somme, France
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  • photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    Eric Linnell - photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
  • Buried in Mill Road Cemetery.
    Eric Linnell - Buried in Mill Road Cemetery.