The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Arthur Brassington


Arthur Brassington was born in 1890 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. He was a son of John Brassington, a coal miner and his wife Annie. Arthur worked as a Blacksmith before joining the British Army. He served with the 3rd (Res) Bn. Lincolnshire Regt. with the rank of Sergeant. The Regiment was stationed in Grimsby, Lincolnshire when Arthur married Mary J. Osborne there in 1916. The couple had 2 children, Arthur Frederick & Annie E. The Regiment was transferred to Cork in 1918 and their daughter, Annie, was born in Grimsby in 2nd Qtr. 1918. Her father may well have been in Cork when she was born and was returning to see his family in Oct 1918 when he died in the sinking of RMS Leinster. His baby daughter, Annie, died in 1920 and Arthur’s widow remarried to John H. Noding in Grimsby in 1923.

At the start of the Second World War, John Noding and his wife Annie, were living in Trinity St., Grimsby. Annie was working in the fishing industry and her husband served with Merchant Navy during the war. Annie Noding, Sergeant Brassington’s widow, died in Grimsby in 1966 and his son Arthur Frederick died, also in Grimsby, in 1971.




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