Thomas Francis (Tom) LINDSAY

LINDSAY, Thomas Francis

Service Number: 2962
Enlisted: 10 March 1916, Menangle, NSW
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Unanderra, New South Wales, 1891
Home Town: Unanderra, Wollongong, New South Wales
Schooling: Wollongong District Public School
Occupation: Bank Accountant
Died: Killed in Action, Palestine, 14 July 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Berrigan ANZAC Remembers Memorial Walls, Brownsville St. Luke's Anglican Church Trooper Thomas Lindsay Memorial Plaque, Commercial Banking Company of Sydney WW1 Honour Roll, Jerusalem Memorial, Unanderra Public School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2962, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Menangle, NSW
19 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 2962, 1st Light Horse Regiment
19 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 2962, 1st Light Horse Regiment, RMS Mooltan, Sydney
14 Jul 1918: Involvement Trooper, 2962, 1st Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Zidane McNamara

"Mr and Mrs G. Lindsay have recieved a letter from Palestine as follows from Lieut. W.D Jarrett, re the death of their son Trooper T. Linsday: "I would like to give more details of his noble sacrifice. The action was against picked German troops and was carried out in the early morning. The enemy had succeeded in manning one of our positions; I, with my troops, was detailed to storm the trench, which was very successful. Your brave son fell at my side, shot through the heart, death being instantaneous. His grave is overlooking the Jordan River. I cannot speak too highly of his splendid work. He was very popular and always a gentleman. Another letter from Trooper Frank Ross, says: "I have lost a true friend; he and I have been the greatest of friends; for the past twelve months we have lived together."


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of George and Eliza LINDSAY, Unanderra, New South Wales