Lindsay John OLLING

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OLLING, Lindsay John

Service Number: 2427
Enlisted: 13 May 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tingha, New South Wales, 29 August 1894
Home Town: Tingha, Guyra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 11 August 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2427, Liverpool, New South Wales
20 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2427, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2427, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Sydney
23 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2427, 13th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
11 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2427, 13th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

Lindsay John Olling

Lindsay’s birth to Hainus and Lily Olling on 29 August 1894 was registered at Bundarra. He was one of a large family who lived at Tingha where Lindsay worked as a Hairdresser. At the age of twenty years and eight months he enlisted at Liverpool NSW and became a member of the 13th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement. They sailed from Australia for Egypt on HMAT A9 Shropshire in August 1915.

He served at Gallipoli from October 1915 until evacuated to Alexandria in December. During June 1916 he was transferred to France and just two months later was listed as Missing in Action. His death on 11 August 1916 was confirmed by a Court of Inquiry in 1917. As the 13th Battalion fought at Pozieres, it is likely this is where Lindsay was killed.

Private Olling has no known grave and his name is inscribed on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. At Tingha his name is recorded on the town’s War Memorial.

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