Captain Alfred B. Lindsay, MC
SAC 1904-1914

Captain Alfred Barr Lindsay was born in St. Thomas, Ontario on June 1, 1896, son of Anna Mary Barr Lindsay and attended St. Andrew's College from 1904 to 1914. 

On July 22, 1915 he was a student when he enlisted with the 75th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, at which time he indicated previous service with the Cadet Corps and the 9th Mississauga Horse.

He later served with the 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd C.O.R. and was awarded the Military Cross.

  • Copy of Attestation Paper (National Archives) - Front - Back
Military Cross
Military Cross
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on repeated occasions during and after our attack under heavy fire. He personally directed the digging out of men who had been buried by heavy bombardment and was the first to lead his men into the enemy trenches, passing from flank to flank, encouraging them, and personally bombing a member of the enemy. He was the last to leave the enemy's trench, and afterwards organized Red Cross parties and led them forward, bringing back all our wounded. His conduct throughout the whole of the operations was exceptionally splendid and gallant, and his example was all the more valuable, inasmuch as the men had been considerably disorganized by the very violent bombardment to which they had been subjected at the outset."
As per the London Gazette 09/17/17 and the Canada Gazette 10/20/17, P1244