Name :-   Lindsay, Leslie

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   34

Rank :-   Lance Corporal

Number :-  13085803

Medal :-

Service :-   Army

Regiment / ship :-  59 Coy., Pioneer Corps.

Date of death :-   14th June 1945

Cemetery / Memorial :-   Turnhout Communal Cemetery, Belgium

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   Grave 2 Row 1

Family information :-   Son of (Jessie Lindsay) Mrs Mowbray, Cowan's Land, High Street, New Rattray

Extra information :-   

Blairgowrie Advertiser, 29th June, 1945

"The many Blairgowrie and Rattray friends of Lance-Corpl. Leslie Lindsay, Pioneer Corps., will learn with much regret of his death, following an operation, in a military hospital in North-West Europe. He had a relapse after making satisfactory progress.

He was the son of Mrs. Mowbray, Cowan’s Land, High Street, New Rattray, and would have been 35 next month. When home on leave at the end of April he looked fit and well, and he had no complaint about his health.

Mrs. Mowbray had three very sympathetic letters from the senior sister of a British casualty clearing station, B.L.A., about L/Cpl. Lindsay.

The first, dated 30th May, stated that he had been admitted to the station suffering from perforated gastric ulcer, and had undergone a serious operation.

In another letter, dated 6th June, L/Cpl. Lindsay was stated to be making slow but satisfactory progress. On the previous day his bed was put to the verandah to let him enjoy the warm sunshine.

The third letter said that L/Cpl. Lindsay had been evacuated to the 10th Canadian General Hospital, where he would be under specialists. His general condition was stated by the senior sister to be improving.

Last Friday Mrs. Mowbray received intimation that her son died on 14th June, the day after her he was admitted to the Canadian Hospital..

L/Cpl. Lindsay joined the Army 4 ˝ years ago and landed in Normandy soon after D-Day. He was attached to the R.E.M.E.

He served his apprenticeship as a painter with Mr. James Gray, High Street, with whom he worked for several years. Thereafter he was for five years employed as a painter in Greenbank Engineering Works.

L/Cpl Lindsay was s member of the Riverside Methodist Church. Much interested in sport generally, he played football for the local juvenile teams.

Of a bright, cheery disposition, he was well liked and highly thought of by all who knew him.

Much sympathy has gone out to his mother and the other relatives in their bereavement."