George Lindsay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Glasgow
  • Service no: 5233
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 18th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 17.04.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: St Vaast Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.C.5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 17.04.1895
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Court St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Peter Lindsay, 2 Court St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    James, Peter, William & Betsy

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Lindsay

George’s three brothers all served during the Great War. Pte William Lindsay 6805, 7th Battalion Black Watch, was killed in action 13.11.1916, Pte Peter Lindsay 2393, 1st/5th Battalion, Black Watch, died 08.06.1915, James survived the war.

George Lindsay   5233   Highland Light Infantry

A PATRIOTIC DUNDEE FAMILY

HARD HIT BY THE WAR.

Mr Peter Lindsay, 2 Court Street, Dundee, has been informed of the death in action of his third youngest son, Private George Lindsay, Highland Light Infantry.  A pathetic circumstance in connection with this gallant young soldier’s death is that he was killed on his 21st birthday.

“He had gone back to gather wood,” wrote a chaplain, “and was sniped, dying very soon after being hit.  His remains were buried in a cemetery a short distance behind the firing line, where he lies in peace amongst others who, like himself, have nobly given their lives for their country and for all that is righteous and good.”

The family of Mr Lindsay have taken a noble part in the fighting for their country, and they have likewise shared heavily in its cost by the loss of two of their number—Private George and Private Peter, 5th Black Watch, the latter having been accidentally drowned.

Two other sons are helping to uphold the Union Jack—Private James Lindsay, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and Private William Lindsay, 2/4th Black Watch.  The former was gassed last year, and the latter was wounded, and both are again in the fighting line.

Dundee Courier 19th May 1916

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Can you tell us more about George Lindsay? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: