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:-

156128 GUNNER

T. LINDLEY

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