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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Corporal David Sylvester Lindsay

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2nd Infantry Brigade Headquarters
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Image of plaque on tree S146 for David Lindsay
Image of Service Medal - 1914-15 Star Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

David was born at Horsham, VIC in 1895 to Robert Lindsay - born in Bacchus Marsh - and Sarah Brown - born at Parwan. David had a brother, Robert, and a cousin, James Fagg(1), who are also remembered in the Avenue.

David was a bank clerk and gave his address as Horsham when he enlisted in the AIF, 11th Reinforcements, 5th Battalion on the 19th of July 1915, aged 20 - he had previously served 2 years with the Citizens Force. He embarked aboard the HMAT A71 Nestor in October, disembarking in Egypt some time later.

At the end of March 1916 David disembarked at Marseilles, France. In May he suffered a shell wound(2) to the right shoulder and was admitted to hospital - rejoining his unit in late July. He transferred to the 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters and was promoted to Lance Corporal in May 1917 and then to Corporal in September. In February 1918 he had two weeks leave in England and then in July in Paris. In January 1919 he was promoted to Lance Sergeant - but did not retain this rank. David returned to England later in January, embarking for Australia in March aboard the City of Poona. He returned to Australia in May and was discharged from the AIF in July.

David died at Box Hill, VIC in 1964, aged 69.

He is listed on the Bacchus Marsh & District Roll of Honour and the Roll of Honour for pupils of Parwan State School.


  1. The Bacchus Marsh Express 26 Aug 1911
  2. The Horsham Times 30 June 1916

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Last updated by lee, Sat, 28 Aug 2021 19:04:56