Sidney Wilson Lindsay

First Name: 
Sidney
Middle Name: 
Wilson
Last Name: 
Lindsay
Mother's Name: 
Sarah (nee Phillips)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Lindsay
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, July 15, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Gunner
Unit: 
3rd Trench Mortar
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, September 30, 1957
Place of Death: 
Rockdale
Details: 

Gunner Sidney Lindsay (Service no. 1396) was born in Unanderra circa 1882. He attended Unanderra Public School along with a number of other family members. At the time of enlistment he was a single 29 year old farmer.

Sidney embarked on SS Hawkes Bay on 23rd October, 1915 with 11th Reinforcements 6th Light Horse. After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to the Trench Mortar. In June, 1916 Gunner Lindsay was transferred to hospital in England with a fever. He recovered and on 2nd November, 1916 was promoted to Lance Corporal and saw service on the Western Front.

Returning to Australia in June, 1919 Sidney was discharged from the AIF on 22nd August, 1919.

He is remembered on the Unanderra School Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LINDSAY SIDNEY WILSON

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