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Roger Lindsay was born in Little Lever in 1886. His parents were named Thomas and Betsy Lindsay. At the time of the 1901 census the family were living on Peel Street, Farnworth. Roger had two brothers, and seven sisters. His father worked in the mines as a coal hewer, as did both of his brothers. Roger was 15 at this time and working as a dyer in a mill.

Roger joined the Army Reserve Forces and was posted into the 11th (Reserve) Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was given the service number 18269. Roger was then mobilised and posted into the 6th (Service) Battalion for service in Gallipoli.

Pte Lindsay sailed for the Dardanelles on 15th October 1915. They arrived on the night of the 30th October, Roger was killed by shellfire the next morning.

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Private Lowe of 18 Kent-st., writes to his wife:- “I am sorry to tell you that Roger Lindsay was killed the day we landed. He got a bullet in his chest and died in about five minutes. He did not suffer much.” Pte. Albert Chapman also writes to his wife at 21. William-st. confirming the news of Pte. Lindsay’s death and says, “Give Mrs. Lindsay my sympathy in her sad bereavement. Roger was one of the jolliest lads we had and we respected him very much.” The deceased, who was 30 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children, enlisted on November 18th last year in the 12th L.N.L. Regiment, from which he was transferred to the 6th, and went out to the Near East some five weeks ago. He was a collier at Lord Ellesmere’s Ashton Field Colliery. His wife has three brothers in the Army.

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Rank: Private
Service No: 11/18269
Date of Death: 31/10/1915
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 6th Bn
Cemetery: GREEN HILL CEMETERY

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9 Responses to 11-18269 PTE. R. LINDSAY. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Carol Thygesen says:

    Private Roger Lindsay was my Gr uncle on my mums side..
    can you imagine the delight when i saw a photo of him?
    I have been searching for the past 20 yrs to find a photo.
    You have made this Lady very very happy,

    Thank You Paul

    • Hi Carol, glad you found the page. I’ve sent a copy of the newspaper clipping to you by email. Regards, Paul

      • Carol Thygesen says:

        Hi Paul,
        all my ancestry friend are so envious of me
        because of the photo and of course the news
        paper clipping… i am still smiling!
        So pleased there are people out there who
        are willing to share their finds… keep up
        the good work that you do!!

        Carol

  2. Ken lindsay says:

    Hi Carol,
    Private Roger Lindsay was my Grandfather, and my father was named after him. If you would like to know any more of my limited information I would be more than pleased to share what little I have.
    Best wishes Ken (a long lost relative)

  3. paul lindsay says:

    Hi Rodger was my great grandad and as in the cutting I grew up just around the corner from peel St. I still live n Farnworth.

    • Carol Thygesen says:

      Hi Paul Lindsay,
      maybe we could share our information on the
      Lindsay family, my maternal grandmother was
      Jane Lindsay sister of Roger!

  4. paul lindsay says:

    Hi Carol Thygesen 
    My Grandad was fred son of rodger. Yes I would like to share but my uncle Brian son of fred knows a great deal about the lindsay family. He has the news paper cutting shown.

    • Carol Thygesen says:

      Thank you for replying Paul, it is so nice
      and exciting to know the family lives on!
      I am not aware of Brian but i have come to realize i have been in touch with your sister?
      through Ancestry a few years ago! I wonder if
      Paul McCormick would pass my e-mail address onto to you as i think your sister? has changed hers!

      Carol..

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