Corporal Andrew Lindsay


Andrew Lindsay was born on 30 December 1887 at Bunavally, Castlegarden [Cashellgarron], County Sligo, the second of five children of farmer Robert Lindsay and his wife Sarah Anne (nee Irwin). By 1911 he was living with his parents and two siblings at Mullaghnaneane, Sligo, and working on the family farm.

Lindsay enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Ballyshannon on 26 February 1910 (No.470). He was promoted to lance corporal on 8 April 1912 and corporal on 7 March 1914. On 17 August 1914 he embarked for France with A Squadron, seeing action on the retreat from Mons and advance to the Aisne.

In March 1915 he was twice hospitalised at the No.10 Stationery Hospital at St Omer due to meningitis and measles.

When Lindsay's term of service ended he chose to leave the army. He left France on 20 February 1916 and on 25 February was discharged at Antrim as 'time expired'. His record of service was marked as 'very good'.