James Reginald LINDLEY

LINDLEY, James Reginald

Service Number: 4519
Enlisted: 9 March 1915, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: West Devonport, Tasmania, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Devonport, Devonport, Tasmania
Schooling: West Devonport State School; West Devonport Church Grammar School, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Illness (Nephritis), Malta, 5 November 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot D, Row 111, Grave 3,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Devonport ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Gallipoli Campaign, Devonport Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 4519, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
17 Jun 1915: Involvement Gunner, 4519, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wandilla embarkation_ship_number: A62 public_note: ''
17 Jun 1915: Embarked Gunner, 4519, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
5 Nov 1915: Involvement Gunner, 4519, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 4519 awm_unit: 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade awm_rank: Gunner awm_died_date: 1915-11-05

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles W. and Mary Lindley of Turton Street, Devonport, Tasmania. Brother of I.M. Lindley of the 52nd Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gallipoli, 1915
Gnr. James Reginald Lindley 4519, 3rd Brigade, Australian Field Artillery, was evacuated from Gallipoli sick on 20th October 1915. He died of nephritis at Malta on 5th November 1915 and is buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.


“Mr. G W. Lindley, of Devonport, last night received the painful intelligence from the Defence Department that his eldest son, Gunner James Reginald Lindley, had succumbed to an attack of nephritis in the Malta hospital on November 5. Only a few days ago he was reported ill, but it was not anticipated that the illness was so serious, Gunner Lindley was but 20 years of age, and was a young man of considerable promise. He was a native of Devonport, and was decidedly popular with all classes. For some years he was employed in the Devonport office of the Tasmanian Woolgrowers Agency Co., and some eighteen months ago accepted a position with Murdoch and Sons, Hobart, where he was making rapid advancement. He enlisted at the capital, and was attached to the Third Field Artillery. He left for the front about four months ago. The deceased soldier was a member of the Mersey Rowing Club, and has another brother now in Egypt.” [1]

Born at Devonport, Tasmania, the former clerk was the 20 year-old son of Charles Lindley, of Turton Street, Devonport.

[1] 'The North West Post' (Formby, Tasmania), 13th November 1915.