Regimental number325
Place of birthKempsey, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street Model School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation work
AddressLeichhardt Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs J R Linsley, Leichhardt Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 15 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 2 May 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted as Driver of Artillery 17 August 1914. Obtained his commission on the field in France for gallantry and initiative 1916. Awarded MC for devotion to duty under heavy and accurate chill fire until severely wounded 1918.
FateDied of wounds 7 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDernacourt, France
Age at death27
Place of burialDoullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1 (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Richard and Evangeline LINSLEY, 100 Leichhardt Street, Waverley, New South Wales. Native of Kempsey, New South Wales.

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on a position, when his battalion was under a very heavy and accurate shell fire. The control post was blown in by a shell, but he continued to direct and control the fire of the battalion in the open until he was severely wounded. His splendid courage under heavy fire and at a most critical time, was invaluable to his battalion and a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal