Alfred Linnell:Trafalgar Square demonstration 20th November 1887

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  1. CL1

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    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
    Name: Alfred Linnell
    Estimated birth year: abt 1846
    Registration Year: 1887
    Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
    Age at Death: 41
    Registration district: Strand
    Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
    Inferred County: London
    Volume: 1b
    Page: 429

    Alfred Linnell (1846-1887) - Find A Grave...
    Socialist campaigner. He was attending the demonstration by the Law and Liberty League, a protest against Government proposals to restrain free speech - when he was trampled by a police horse. He died of injuries two weeks later.

    Dont you just love some peoples accuracy and focus on their research - from a family tree for this man

    Spouse: Lucy Isabella Gardner
    Father: William John Linnell
    Mother: Sophia
    Children: Henry John
    Birth: 05/1849 Shoreditch Middlesex England
    Death: 10/1887 Trafalgar Johnson Indiana USA
    Residence: 1851 Shoreditch Middlesex England

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    The death of Alfred Linnell – The Wilson – Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
    Extract from Wiki
    The funeral of Linnell on 18 December provided another focus for the unemployed and Irish movements. William Morris, leader of the Socialist League, gave the main speech and "advocated a holy war to prevent London from being turned into a huge prison" A smaller but similar event marked the burial of another of those killed, W. B. Curner, which took place in January. The release of those imprisoned was celebrated on 20 February 1888, with a large public meeting.Henry Hyndman, leader of the SDF, violently denounced the Liberal Party and the Radical MP's who were present.
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