Corporal William Clyde LINDSAY

Service No: 23720
Born: Roma QLD, 28 September 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 October 1940
Unit: No. 1 Embarkation Deport, Ascot Vale, VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Squadron Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-144) Ceduna SA, 17 January 1942, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Ceduna (Murat Bay) Public Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Benjamin and Mary Josephine Lindsay, of Yuleba, Queensland.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-144 crashed on take-off at Ceduna SA on 17 January 1942 while on delivery to No. 14 Squadron at RAAF Station Pearce WA.

Those killed on A16-144 were:

Flight Lieutenant David Burton Bradley (223) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Dow (406714) (Second Pilot)
Squadron Leader Gordon Stanley Laming (84) (Pilot, Supernumerary)
Corporal William Clyde Lindsay (23720) (Wireless Telegraph Operator, Supernumerary)
Flight Sergeant Frederick Archibald Walker (407383) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Robert William Westcott (401557) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 136


Vincent, D. (David) The RAAF Hudson Story Book 1, D. Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1989