Commander J.W.Linton VC

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Commander J.W.Linton VC

Post  Lintonbiographer on Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:00 am

I am the unofficial biographer of Commander J.W.Linton VC.
He played Rugby in the 1920-1930s for the Royal Navy,United services,Hampshire and he also had a trial for England.
I am trying to find match reports and photographs of these teams and I was wondering if any of you can help me please?

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Post  AdrianHunter on Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:19 am

Depending where you live your local library membership may give you access to the Times or other national newspapers online archives. This is a good place to start! You should find reports of most major matches/trials etc.

Have you tried the Royal Navy Union for pics etc?

Do you have a good 'match list' or are you starting from scratch?

Happy to help if I can

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Post  Lintonbiographer on Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:21 am

I have a photograph of him in the RN team of 1927 and the RNRFU handbook lists his appearances for them. It is his other playing activities I know nothing about.I think he stopped playing in 1937.Was there a Hampshire county team at this time and how can I find out more about his trial for England?

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Post  AdrianHunter on Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:58 pm

There certainly was a Hampshire team in this period - they won the county championship in 1933 & 1936!

As to his England trial I am afraid that it will take legwork! I would start with the years that he played for the RN & do an online search in a digital archive if it were me

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Post  AdrianHunter on Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:04 pm

Having done just that Linton played for the Whites (probables) at Leicester in 1927 in the England Trial.

I will PM you the article

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