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4 & 2 Madras Road

4 Madras Road

History of 4 Madras Road

1914:

John Marriott, boarder at No. 4, was killed in 24/11/1914. Being a carpenter’s apprentice, Mr. Marriott most likely would have been either a reservist or one of the earliest volunteers. It is not known which of the armed forces he was in, though if it was the army he may well have been one of the volunteers under Lord Kitchener’s “New Army”, in which case he may have met his end at the First Battle of Ypres, but this is speculation.

(see Madras Road Report)

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1935:

William Linseay, driver LNER

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1952:

William Linseay (LNER driver 1939-1940)

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1962:

William Linseay

William Linseay, initially fireman with the GER then driver with the LNER, remained as recorded householder until at least 1975, having been there since c.1916/17 = 50+ years in residence.

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