1. Queen’s South Africa, bar, Transvaal, 6476 Pte W. Lindsey, 2nd East Surrey Regiment, on attachment from the 3rd Militia Bn
Officially impressed: “6476 Pte W. Lindsey 2: E. Surrey Regt”
Confirmed on the medal roll, serving on attachment from the 3rd Militia Bn, but only earning the Transvaal Clasp before the remarks note he was sent “To England, Time Expired.”
With copy Militia service records.
William Lindsay, born in Bermondsey, London, Surrey, circa 1878.
First joined his local Militia, the 3rd (Militia) Bn East Surrey Regiment aged 17, working as a Skin Dyer, on 26th September 1895.
During his term of service with the Militia, the Boer War broke out, and he was embodied for active service on 12th May 1900.
He was then attached to the 2nd Battalion, part of the Regular Army on 23rd May 1900, with whom he would served in South Africa.
He returned from South Africa after about a year to be disembodied on 29th June 1901.
Discharged from the Militia on 25th September 1901.
2. WW1 British War and Victory Medal, 7224 Private H.C. Lindsey, London Regiment.
Henry C. Lindsay, served during WW1 with the 7th and later 4th Battalions of the London Regiment, earning this pair.
He is believed to be a family member of the QSA to William Lindsey.
Appears to be Henry Charles Lindsay, born 1888, died 1849 Bermondsey London.
They were both “Lindsay” and lived in Bermondsey, so possibly brothers or cousins, something to look into.