Private Thomas Lindsay

Private Thomas Lindsay,  1st/5th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France, aged 29, on 14th November 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Warlencourt british Cemetery, Somme, France. He had been born in Fogo and was the son of Agnes Lindsay. They had lived in Whitsome and before enlisting he had been employed as a farm worker at Mungos Walls farm near Ayton. The photographs show the state of the ground after the autumn rains  turned the battlefield into a glutinous quagmire as can be seen from the photographs. the battalion was part of the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division and after the War an impressive memorial was raised in commemoration. It was erected near the village of Weiltje in the Ypres Saliemt where on the 26th April 1915 the Division had fought its first action of the War only days after landing on the Continent.

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