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Richard Metcalfe LINDSAY

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Surname: LINDSAY

Forename(s): Richard Metcalfe

Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire

Service No: 270021

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 8th Division

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1918-05-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: SOISSONS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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 entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Richard Metcalfe LINDSAY

Private Richard Metcalfe LINDSAY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 8th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 8th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LINDSAY

Forename(s): Richard Metcalfe

Born: Settle, Yorks

Residence: Barnoldswick

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 270021

Rank: Private

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 29/05/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: LINDSAY

Forename(s): Richard Metcalfe

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 270021

Rank: Private

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age: 29

Awards:

Died Date: 29/05/1918

Additional Information: Husband of Ann Lindsay, of 7, Leonard St, Barnoldswick, Colne, Lancs.

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23 May 1919

BARNOLDSWICK – MISSING SINCE MAY 1918

The above is a photograph of Private Richard Metcalfe Lindsay, 270021, West Yorks. Regiment, whose wife lives at 7 Leonard Street, Barnoldswick. Private Lindsay joined the Army in April 1917, and has been missing since May 27th-29th 1918. Prior to military service, he was employed as a weaver by the Rainhall Manufacturing Company. Any information that would throw light upon his fate would be thankfully received by his wife at the address given above.

18 July 1919

BARNOLDSWICK

Mrs. Lindsay, of 7 Leonard Street, Barnoldswick, has received an official intimation presuming the death of her husband, 270021 Pte. Richard Metcalfe Lindsay, 2nd West Yorks., previously reported missing 27-29th May, 1918. Deceased joined up in April, 1917, and had served 10 months in France.

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