1. Memorial:Acomb (St. Stephen) ChurchyardNorth-East part of new ground.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.128
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour37C GQS

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Early Life :

Born 4th August 1858, Middlesbrough, England

Family :

Only son of Oscar Lindberg of Middlesbrough and his wife Anne née Garbutt.

Married Mary Florence Hargrove Lindberg (1861–1920).

They had 4 children:
1. Alice Mary LINDBERG, b. 1884
2. Olga Florence Annie LINDBERG, b. Abt 1886
3. Oscar Henry LINDBERG, b. Abt 1887
4. Mary Hilda LINDBERG, b. Abt 1892

Mary Florence Lindberg started service at Nunthorpe Hall in 1915 aged 54, working as a nurse. She carried out six weeks duty at the Station Rest Van in 1915 and 90 hours at the Stranded Soldiers Club. Mary completed service at Nunthorpe Hall in 1916. She was living at Acomb House, Acomb in 1911, with her husband, Thomas Henry Lindberg, who was an artist living on private means. He had also served in previous conflicts and was described as a Reserve Officer (Land Forces). In 1914 Thomas Lindberg was a Major of the Northumberland Fusiliers (24461) and was on a Special List, Home Service only, New Armies. Tragically Major Lindberg died on 24 May 1915 at the age of 56 in Leeds. Mary’s son, Captain Oscar Henry Lindberg, served with the Northumberland Fusiliers at Gallipolli in May 1915 and later served in France. He survived the war.

Mary’s daughter Olga Florence Annie Lindberg was an authoress. Another daughter, Alice Mary Lindberg, was a VAD in QAIMNS and became a nurse working for the British Committee, French Red Cross and was awarded medals. She disembarked for France in April 1915 at the age of 30, becoming a member of QMAAC (Reg. No. 13490). Alice married Cuthbert Addison Fenwick at Great Ouseburn in Dec. 1917. Her husband served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Guernsey Artillery and departed for France in Apr. 1918.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Northumberland Fusiliers 

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

1902 Army list shows Hon. Major T. H. Lindberg, 5 Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers

Detail :

T H Lindberg died while serving as temporary Major in the 3rd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers on April 24, 1915 and was buried in Acomb (St. Stephen) Churchyard North-east Part Of New Ground., United Kingdom.

His death and funeral was recorded extensively across a number of newspaper publications, one account of which was published in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph on the 26th April, 1915:

"DEATH OF MAJOR T.H. LINDBERG OF YORK. The death of Major Thomas H. Lindberg, of Acomb, occurred on Saturday at a nursing home in Leeds, where he had gone for an operation. Major Lindberg was a native of Tees-site, and was educated at Spondon House, near Derby, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Slade School of Art, University College, London. He was a clever artist and portrait painter. He took a deep interest in military matters, and in 1879 obtained a commission in the Reserve forces, being transferred tot he Militia in 1893; Captain and Hon. Major Northumberland Fusiliers (Miilitia), and served in Malta during the South African war, 1900-1901 (Mediterranean medal). He subsequently served with the 5th Provisional Battalion, 1901-2, and upon the reorganisation of the Militia in 1908 was gazetted to the Land Forces Reserve of Officers. His first military service was in the old 1st Volunteer Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own) West Yorkshire Regiment, at York, and in 1893 he was transferred to the 3rd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Pontefract Militia). At the outbreak of the present war Major Lindberg was employed on recruiting duty, and then became instructor of musketry at Hurworth-on-Tees. Some years ago he represented Bootham Ward in the York City Council, in the Conservative interest. He married the only daughter of Mr. W.W. Hargrove, who survives him with two daughters and a son, the latter now holding a commission in the Army. Major Lindberg was a prominent Freemason and Past Master of the Albert Victor Lodge, York."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Albert Victor No. 2328 E.C.Yorkshire (North & East Ridings)
Joined : St. John & St. Paul No. 349 E.C. Malta

24th February 1891
24th March 1891
28th April 1891

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