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  cap badgePrivate George Lindsay

7th (Service) Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
Service No: 51693

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of George (18/08/1861-05/04/1899) and Mary Hynd Lindsay (13/01/1862- ) of 73d Buchanan St, Coatbridge. Husband of Catherine Thom Lindsay (08/07/1897-18/02/1941). They were married on the 27/02/1918 in Airdrie. Elder brother of Able Seaman John Lindsay of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who was Killed in Action on the 05/02/1917. George's other younger brother Charles enlisted on the 02/03/1916 in the 3rd Battalion Highland Light Infantry then transferred to the Scottish Rifles. He survived the war. From the 1901 Census - Address - 228a Bank St, Coatbridge - Mary Lindsay aged 39, George's half brother Alexander Lindsay aged 12, Elizabeth Lindsay aged 9 (30/08/1891-09/12/1967), George Lindsay aged 7, John Lindsay aged 5, Charles Lindsay aged 2.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 73d Buchanan St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action on the 18/09/1918 at the Battle of Epehy (part of the Battles of the Hindenburg Line 1918)


Coatbridge 1914 previously Hamilton 18/01/1914


Miner in Nackerty Colliery


24 / DOB - 07/10/1893

Buried / Remembered

Vis-en-Artois Memorial (Panel 4), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. They belonged to the forces of Great Britain and Ireland and South Africa; the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand forces being commemorated on other memorials to the missing.

Additional Information

George's father also George was a Miner with the Summerlee & Mossend Iron & Steel Co Ltd and was employed in Colliery Drumpellier Nos. 3 & 4. He died on the 05/04/1899 at Alexander Hospital due to burns on his face, hands and body. This is how his death was described - Apparently gas had accumulated in an unventilated place near where he was working and a fall of roof forced it out when it was ignited by his naked light. George's Pension was awarded to his wife Catherine of 7 Wellwynd St, Airdrie then 1 Rutherford Lane, Glenfield St, Glasgow on the 18/08/1919. George and the 12th (Service) Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders arrived at Boulogne on the 19/09/1915. When George fell the 7th (Service) Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment were part of the 50th Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division. George was Killed in Action at a time when the German Army was in retreat.He fell at the Battle of Epehy on the 18/09/1918. This was part of the Battles of the Hindenburg Line, 12th September – 12th October 1918 : A series of very large scale offensive operations that advance to and break the Hindenburg Line system. Carried out by the First, Third and Fourth Armies these victories rank among the greatest-ever British military achievements. The German Army fights on but it is increasingly clear that their ability to do so is declining fast. Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and United States Divisions all play key parts. George is listed as 12TH BATTALION ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS on the Memorial. This was his former Battalion. His Service Number was S/7302. He originally enlisted in the 3rd Battalion Highland Light Infantry (8121) at Hamilton on the 18/01/1914 (see Service Records x 5 and Service Records x 7 for his surviving younger brother Charles). A huge thank you to Fiona McLelland for her information on George and his family. See Directory for George's younger brother John's page. George is also remembered in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for George's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial Panel List, his Service Records x 5, his name on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, George's parents Marriage Certificate, brother Charles' Service Records x 7, George's Pension Records x 2, his previous Regiments Cap Badges (Highland Light Infantry and Argyll and Sutherland Highlands) and the East Yorkshire Regiment Cap Badge. Finally see photos for George's Marriage Certificate.

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