Private Edward Lindsay


The background of this man is not known at present. The Irish Census suggest a number of possibilities. Perhaps the most probable is the Edward Lindsay born on 25 April 1893 at Drumad, Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, the fourth of nine children of herd James Lindsay and his wife Margaret (née West). At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at Tuam, County Cavan, working as a farm labourer for Alicia Rebecca Fawcett.

Lindsay enlisted in the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron between 15 September and 12 November 1915 (No. UD/298). On 6 October 1915 the squadron, which was then serving as divisional cavalry to the 36th (Ulster) Division, had embarked for France.

Lindsay trained at the squadron's reinforcements depot at Enniskillen until April 1917, when he and around ten other men of the reserve squadron transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) (No.105470) – together with around ten from the South Irish Horse. They embarked for France on 24 April.

Nothing further has been discovered about his service for the remainder of the war until around May 1919, when he transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps (No.201149).


This page last updated 28 July 2023.