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William Wallace LINDSAY

Date of birth13 January 1887
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height6' 0"
Weight186 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Beatrice Lindsay, Hawker, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name50th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion


Promotion date: 1 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Discharge date30 June 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2189 Lance Corporal John Glendinning LINDSAY, 10th Bn, died of wounds, 26 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Wandilla', 16 March 1918; transhipped to HT 'Kanowna' (medically unfit: typhoid), Suez, 15 April 1918; appointment terminated (discharged), Adelaide, 25 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 March 1954
SourcesNAA: B2455, LINDSAY William Wallace

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