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Michael Egan Lindsay

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Michael Egan AWMM
  • Surname
    Lindsay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 March 1880 AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr William Stewart Lindsay, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
    Lieutenant in Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Student/Civilian AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
    Wounded in the knee, may 1901, and invalided to England aboard the hospital ship S.S 'Avoca'. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lindsay, the youngest in the contingent, was preparing for a commission in the Imperial Army when he volunteered for active service.

    'Was an accomplished horseman and a good shot, considered as brave and cool in action by Major Robin, who recommended him for a commission with the British Cavalry.' (Stowers, p.147)

    Left Cape Town aboard S.S 'Papanui' arriving Port Chalmers July 1900. Lindsay returned to South Africa and rejoined the 7 Dargoons.

    In October 1901 Lindsay left South Africa for India with a draft of 158 men for the 5 Dragoon.

    Lindsay returned to New Zealand several times during his lifetime and on one such occassion married Miss Elsie Catherine Riddiford of Ferngrove, near Wellington in 1904.

    Served as Major in World War One. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    Dec 1957 AWMM
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM