condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is closed to the public for four weeks in step with our county’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more

Royal George Lindsay

Names 1939 - 1945, Memorial Cross, St Judes (Anglican) Church, St Jude Street, Avondale, Auckland (photo J. Halpin 2013) - This image may be subject to copyright
Names 1939 - 1945, Memorial Cross, St Judes (Anglican) Churc … Read more


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Royal George AWMM
  • Surname
    Lindsay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ401396 AWMM
    • WWII 401396 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    15 January 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Born Avondale, Auckland on the 6th January 1912, attended Mt. Albert Grammar School. Grocer. Enlisted RNZAF as Airman Pilot u/t 4th June 1940. Training terminated August 1940, remustered as Air Observer U/T 1st September 1940. Embarked for Canada 5th December 1940. Attached RCAF 23rd December 1940, No. 4 AOS 27th December 1940, No. 4 B and GS 18th March 1941, promoted Sgt and awarded Air Observer Badge 26th April 1941, commissioned P/O 27th May 1941. Embarked for UK 18th June 1941. No. 3 PRC 17th July 1941, No. 22 OTU 21st July 1941. Posted to No. 104 Sqn 20th September 1941 (8 ops). Son of Samuel and Anne Lindsay (née Belcher, Avondale) A total of 235 flying hours logged - lost on this his ninth operation. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 13 July 2017 -
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Memorial Cross, 1939 - 1940, St Judes (Anglican) Church, St Jude Street, Avondale, Auckland AWMM
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember Royal George Lindsay by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Royal George Lindsay

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • My mother Jean Cartwright was engaged to Mr. Lindsay when he was killed in action.
    Public - Sharon - Researcher - 12 November 2016



Contribute ›
  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
13 July 2017KelvinGt. Yarmouth, Norfolk, EnglandResearcher
12 November 2016SharonCollingwood, Ontario. CanadaResearcher
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.