Reginald Graham LINDSAY


LINDSAY, Reginald Graham

Service Number: 11867
Enlisted: 19 July 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
Born: Creswick, Vic., 1887
Home Town: Creswick, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Creswick State School, Creswick Grammar School, Creswick School of Forestry
Occupation: Forester
Died: Killed in action, France, 31 December 1916
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs
VI Q 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Creswick 'Unknown' Pictorial Honour Roll, Creswick Honor Roll, Creswick School Pictorial Roll of Honour, Creswick Victorian School of Forestry Roll of Honour, Creswick War Memorial, North Creswick State School No 2041 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Gunner, SN 11867, 14th Field Artillery Brigade
28 Jan 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 11867, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
28 Jan 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 11867, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
31 Dec 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 11867, 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Robert and Jane LINDSAY of Victoria Street Creswick, Vic.

Gnr Reginald Graham Lindsay, killed in action, was a son of Mrs Lindsay, of Cambridge street, Creswick, and of the late Dr R. C. Lindsay. He enlisted in July, 1915, and became attached to the artillery. He sailed for Egypt on the 2nd January of the following year. After being three weeks in Egypt, he was one of the men picked to fill gaps in the Anzac's Army, and was sent to France. He fought for nine months on the Somme without a spell, and lost his life on the 31st December, 1916. The deceased was 28 years of age; and was educated at the Creswick State school, and later at the Creswick Grammar School. For a number of years he was in the State Forestry Department, being one of the first five students at the School of Forestry, who were gazetted as officers in the department. He was a fine sport, and had been a prominent playing member of the Creswick Football Club and the Creswick Basket Ball Club.