Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour
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Bombardier Robert James Lindsay

Service No.:
34253
Unit:
12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Tree No.:
S148
Planted by:
Cr. J A Brown (uncle)
Image of plaque on tree S148 for Robert Lindsay
See Notes (1) (2)
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Robert was born at Horsham, VIC on the 4th of May 1894 to Robert Lindsay - born in Bacchus Marsh - and Sarah Brown - born at Parwan. Robert had a brother, David, and the brother of his uncle, James Fagg(5), who are also remembered in the Avenue.

Robert was a bank clerk(3) at the London Bank in Horsham, VIC when he enlisted in the AIF, 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column on the 17th of March 1916, aged 21. In April he was promoted to Lance Corporal and then to Acting Corporal in September and embarked aboard the HMAT A11 Ascanius in May 1917 as a Driver.

After disembarking at Plymouth, England in July 1917 Robert spent a week in hospital with influenza and then two weeks with tonsillitis before proceeding to France and joining the 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 45th Battery in October. Robert transferred to Headquarters, 12th Field Artillery Brigade in May 1918 and was promoted first to Lance Bombardier, then Bombardier in July. He was granted two weeks leave in England in November and in January 1919 was detached to the Corps Central School(4), France. He returned to England in May and embarked aboard the Main in late July, returning to Australia in October and was discharged from the AIF in November.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh and District, published in The Express on the 21st of December 1918 and the Roll of Honour for pupils of Parwan State School.

Notes

  1. He was a Driver but was promoted to Bombarder ( equiv. to a Corporal)
  2. He started in the 3rd Division Ammunition Coulmn but transferred to the 12th Field Artillery Brigade
  3. An article from The Horsham Times 22 Oct 1920
  4. Corps Central School
  5. The Bacchus Marsh Express 26 Aug 1911

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