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Able Seaman John Lindsay

Royal Naval Volunter Reserve Hawke Battalion
Service No: Clyde Z / 7368

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Family Information

Son of Mary Lindsay of 73d Buchanan St, Coatbridge. John was the younger brother of Private George Lindsay of the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment who was Killed in Action on the 18/09/1918 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 73d Buchanan St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 05/02/1917 Somme

Enlisted

23/11/1915

Employed

Miner in Mount Vernon Colliery, Glasgow

Age

20 / DOB - 04/03/1896

Buried / Remembered

Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, Somme, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

There are 2,540 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 1,335 of the graves are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate 43 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. There are also special memorials to 16 casualties know to have been buried in other cemeteries, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. There were originally 517 burials almost all of the 63rd (Naval) and 36th Divisions, but after the Armistice the cemetery was greatly enlarged when many more graves from the same battlefields and from the following smaller burial grounds.

Additional Information

John enlisted on the 23/11/1915 then draft for the BEF on the 10/07/1916. Joined the Hawke Battalion 12/12/1916 till the time of his death. Also remembered in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour

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