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Forename(s): Richard Metcalfe
Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire
Service No: 270021
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 8th Division
Date of Death: 1918-05-29
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Richard Metcalfe Lindsay was the son of Henry and Martha Hannah Lindsay, née Slinger. Henry was born at Giggleswick and Martha at Flasby, Yorkshire.
1891 Settle, Yorkshire Census: 7, Craven Cottages - Richard M. Lindsay, aged 1 year, born Settle, son of Henry and Martha Lindsay.
1901 Stanbury, Yorkshire Census: 3, Stanbury - Richard M. Lindsay, aged 11 years, born Settle, Yorkshire, son of Henry and Martha H. Lindsay.
1911 Oakworth, Yorkshire Census: 3, Higher Sping Head - Richard Lindsay, aged 21 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Martha H. Lindsay, widow.
Richard was married to Ann Mitchell in 1914.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Richard M. Lindsay, 270021, W. York R. Presumed Dead 27.5.18.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Richard Metcalfe Lindsay, 270021, 2nd W. York R. Presumed Dead 27.5.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Richard Metcalfe Lindsay, 270021, 2/Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 27/29.5.18 presumed on or since France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Ann. £18 7s. 11d.
A short biography of Richard is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Richard Metcalfe LINDSAY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 8th Division
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