Lindsay WILLIAMS

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WILLIAMS, Lindsay

Service Number: 1589
Enlisted: 8 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blinman, South Australia , 15 March 1893
Home Town: St Peters, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Richmond Public School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, 'The WIndmill', Pozieres France, 4 August 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blinman & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Blinman Boer War, WW1 & WW2 Honour Rolls, Oodnadatta Old Scholars Honour Roll, St Peters Heroes War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1589, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1589, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1589, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1589, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1589, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1589 Private Lindsay Williams, 27th Battalion, of St Peters, SA. A farm labourer prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 1st Reinforcements from Adelaide on HMAT Geelong on 31 May 1915. Private Williams was badly wounded on 4 August 1916. He was later noted as missing when the captured German trench he was in was buried by shell fire. He is believed to have died of his wounds. Private Williams has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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