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Maj. James Hawkins Lindsay


Lindsay, Maj James Hawkins, enlisted at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, formerly of Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland. Occupation: Barrister. Military Service: Major, 11th Bn. [P.P. Rfts.], transferred to PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Diary Reference, “He [Needes] tried hard to arrange a meeting with Maj [J.H.] Lindsay, who is here wounded. If I could have seen him, think I could have worked an extension of leave,” 2:30 Mar ’16. According to Hodder-Williams, 82, Major Lindsay was wounded 25 May 1915 and struck of strength 26 May 1915. Evidently, his recovery was lengthy.

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The PPCLI War Diary states that Maj. Lindsay arrived from the 11th Bn on 24 May 1915 and was wounded the following day. Apparently, he never returned to the battalion, and Frank’s diary provides evidence that he was still recovering in England in March 1916, indicating that his wounds were severe.