Robert James LINDSAY


LINDSAY, Robert James

Service Number: 3315
Enlisted: 17 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 6th Field Company Engineers
Born: Nathalia, Victoria, 14 December 1895
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Malvern State School
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Died of Illness (diabetes), Caulfield, Victoria, 12 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Box Hill General Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3315, Melbourne, Victoria
24 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3315, 6th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3315, 6th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3315 Driver Robert James Lindsay, 6th Field Company Engineers. A grocer from Balwyn, Victoria prior to enlistment, Dvr Lindsay embarked from Sydney on HMAT Ceramic on 24 November 1915. Following his arrival in Egypt he was diagnosed as suffering from diabetes and returned to Australia for medical discharge. Following his admission to the 11th Australian General Hospital he went into a diabetic coma and died on 12 August 1916. He was buried in the Box Hill General Cemetery, Victoria. His brother, 3153 Pte William John Lindsay, 7th Battalion, was killed in action on 4 October 1917..." - SOURCE (