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William Lindsay

1331 Private

‘A’ Company 1/7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 25.4.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 & 44

Family history: Son of William and Isabella Lindsay, 110 Gairdoch Street, Carron Road. He was employed as a moulder at Carron Iron Works and had been a Territorial for four years. He was a Battalion Piper and a member of the Carron Pipe Band. His two elder brothers were also serving. Sergeant Thomas Lindsay, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, had already been wounded twice, and Private James Lindsay, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers died of his wounds on 26 April 1915 at Gallipoli. He is listed on the Helles Memorial.

The action leading to his death

See ‘25 April 1915 - The 7th Argyll's Have Made a Name that will Never Be Forgotten’ for full details of the action on 25 April.

(Linesman Map)

In a letter to his mother, Chaplain James Kirk, a replacement chaplain as the Battalion chaplain had been wounded on 25 April, wrote:

I am sorry to inform you your son was among the killed. He was buried the next day at a short distance north of Wieltje, which is north of Ypres. The chaplain was wounded on that date, and I came to take his place only five days ago - in which case you might have heard earlier… Had I been longer with the battalion I might have been able to tell you more. There was also a great loss of officers, and probably your son’s officer was also killed and so not able to acquaint you of the fact.

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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