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10 Oct 1892
Birchwood Derbyshire
Robert was born on 10th October 1892 in Birchwood Derbyshire, he was the son of George and Lizzie Lineker and the brother of Samuel, James and Frank Lineker. In 1911 they lived at 6 Grove Road Lenton Boulevard and later Lineker at 57 Norwood Road Old Radford (both Nottingham).
In 1911 he was a joiner's carrier.
05 Apr 1917
65651 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Canadian Pioneers
Pioneer Robert Lineker, enlisted into the Canadian Army at Shorncliffe, Canada on 2nd August 1916 he served with 2nd Battalion Canadian Pioneers, he was killed in action on 5th April 1917. He is buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi.Grave Reference: V.B.II
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 17 April 1917: 'Lineker. Killed in action April 5th, Private R Lineker, Canadians, 57 Norwood Road, age 25. Mother, brothers, sisters.' Following in memoriam appeared on 5th April 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “LINEKER. – In loving memory of our dear son, Pnr. R. Lineker, Canadians, killed by shell April 5th, 1917. Oh, why was he taken so young and so fair, from mother and father who loved him so dear? Hard was the blow that compelled us to part, with one so loving and dear to our hearts, – From loving mother and father. “LINEKER. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Pnr. R. Lineker, Canadians, killed April 5th, 1917. – Sam (Salonika), Jack (Canadians), Jim (R.E.), Frank, and chum Ernest. “LINEKER. – In loving memory of our dear brother Pnr. R. Lineker, killed April 5th, 1917. We think we see his smiling face, as he bade his last good-bye and left his home for ever in a foreign land to die; but the bitterest blow has yet to come, when the warriors all return, and we miss amongst the cheering crowd the face of our dear brother. – From sisters and brothers-in-law at Warsop Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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