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Eric Linnell was born in Northampton in 1897 and was the son of Hubert a sewing machine compositor and Elizabeth Ann Linnell née Bell of “Mandalay” Park Road, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire. His father Hubert was born in 1861 at Oundle, Northampton, his mother Elizabeth Ann Bell was born in 1862 at Richmond, Yorkshire, they were married in 1884 at Lambeth, London, they went on to have 5 children sadly 1 died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Herbert b1886 Portsmouth, William Henry b1889 Islington, Victor Lionel b1891 Islington and Eric b1897 at Northampton. In the 1911 census the family are living at 30 Cathcart St, Nottingham and are shown as Hubert 50 yrs a sewing machine compositor, he is living with his wife Elizabeth Ann 49 yrs and their children, Victor Lionel 20 yrs as assistant chef and Eric 14years of age a scholar However, at the time Eric enlisted in Nottingham he was living in Clumber House, Clumber Avenue, Mapperley, Nottingham.
03 Sep 1916
544275 - CWGC Website
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Eric Linnell 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 on 3rd September 1916 and 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.