LINDLEY, THOMAS 156128 Gunner 440th Siege Battery
THE ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
Born Not known Enlisted Not known Living Leyland
Died At Home 20th November 1918
Ref: ‘Commonwealth War Graves Commission’.
Chorley Guardian and Leyland Hundred Advertiser Sat. 30 November 1918
Pte Thomas Lindley, R.F.A. (sic), 3 Beatrice Terrace, School Lane, Leyland died on Nov. 20th, 1918 when home on leave from France. He was 21 years of age and joined up in May 1917. He worked for the Leyland and Farington Co-operative Society.
During his 14 months of active service he had seen service in France, Italy and Egypt. He was buried Saturday last (Nov. 23rd) in Leyland churchyard with Military Honours. A firing party was present from Preston.
The service, which was held at the Congregational Church, had been conducted by the Rev. W. G. Rew (a report of a Memorial Service for T. Lindley, S. Bolton and C. Marston appears in the Preston Guardian of the same date).
Thomas Lindley’s name appears on the following memorials:-
War Memorial, Church Road, Leyland
United Reformed Memorial, Hough Lane, Leyland
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Thomas Lindley is buried in:-
ST. ANDREW’S CHURCHYARD, LEYLAND
Section 5 Grave 518. Son of John James and Nancy Lindley of 8 Spring Street, Leyland.
The headstone bears the following inscription:-
ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY 20TH NOVEMBER 1918 AGED 21
‘THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD’
Note:- Thomas Lindley does not appear in ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’.
Lindley, Thomas. WE Waring 2003