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Rothesay Linton Jones

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    Rothesay Linton AWMM
  • Surname
    Jones AWMM
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    • NZ415700 AWMM
    • WWII 415700 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Service

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    Air Force AWMM
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    • NZ415700 AWMM
    • WWII 415700 AWMM
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    • Son of James Jones and of Roberta Jones (nee Forrest) AWMM
    • Rothesay Linton Jones was born on the 11th August 1919. In his military record it states in the comment sections on his health inspections that he had a 'fairly bad stutter'. I have also heard from living relatives who met him that say he stuttered quite badly. Linton played the violin, and was apparently a very good singer and dancer.
      When flying Wellington Bombers in England (21st OTU) Linton made friends with Terence Charles Beddowes. Terence would be the only one to survive the crash landing after their engine caught on fire in 1942. Terence named his first son after Linton. Public - Hannah Ailsa Christine - Direct descendant - 19 April 2018 - Military record, family connections, Terence's relatives.
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Death

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  • Death
    18 November 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    [United Kingdom]Europe AWMM
  • Date of death
    18th November 1942 Public - Hannah Ailsa Christine - Direct descendant - 4 February 2019 - Linton's Military record.
  • Age at death
    23 Public - Hannah Ailsa Christine - Direct descendant - 4 February 2019 - Linton's Military record.
  • Place of death
    Between Liss and Longmore, UK. Public - Hannah Ailsa Christine - Direct descendant - 4 February 2019 - Linton's Military record.
  • Cause of death
    Wellington Bomber crash landed. Public - Hannah Ailsa Christine - Direct descendant - 4 February 2019 - Linton's Military record.
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM 2 G 1A AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Brookwood Military Cemetery. Public - Hannah Ailsa Christine - Direct descendant - 4 February 2019 - Linton's Military record.
  • Grave reference
    Plot 2A, Row C, Grave, 2. Public - Hannah Ailsa Christine - Direct descendant - 4 February 2019 - Linton's Military record.
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  • The Box. (A poem dedicated to my Great Great Uncle Linton).

    The box was shaped like a treble clef note,
    Fragile and old,
    Light cardboard with a black paper cover pasted on it,
    Pretending to be leather,
    Now peeling off.

    Unearthed from an attic,
    The box and it's precious contents seem more vulnerable,
    It is exposed to the world,
    And any number of worldly accidents could happen to it,
    I want to protect it.

    As the box is opened before me,
    I smell old rosin,
    Weary strings coiled in the corner,
    Bow thinned of hair from joyfully making melodies,
    However the most enthralling object in the box is the violin itself,
    Bare of bridge and strings,
    They were taken off when Linton had to leave.

    Rothesay Linton Jones,
    Those three words mean a lot to me,
    He was so much more than a farm hand that stuttered,
    Enlisted,
    And died at twenty-three,
    He was a violinist,
    That made the instrument in this batter
    Public - Hannah Ailsa Christine - Direct descendant - 19 April 2018

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25 October 2017Hannah Ailsa ChristineNelson, NZOther relative
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