William Frederic LINDSAY

Date of birth27 December 1880
Place of birthUnanderra New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTraffic manager, cement work
Addressc/o J M Spence, "Oakleays", John Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Selina Lindsay, c/o J M Spence, 'Oakleays', John Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Previous military service41st Infantry
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name53rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion


Unit: 53rd Battalion
Promotion date: 3 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Military Cross

'During the attack on Peronne on 1st September, 1918, when the advance of the flank of the battalion was delayed by very intense machine gun fire, he got his company into position in the open, and bringing well aimed fire to bear, dispersed the enemy with peculiarly important losses, and the advance proceeded. His gallantry and judgment were conspicuous, and his opportune and skilful action greatly contributed to the success of the battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal