MAYNES, Lindsay Victor William

Lindsay and his family were living at Arrawatta, near Inverell when War was declared in 1914. He was just eighteen when, with his father's consent, he enlisted on 12 January 1916 becoming one of Inverell's First Contingent of the Kurrajongs. He was a Private with the 33rd Battalion which trained at Armidale and Rutherford before sailing from Sydney on HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916.

After training on Salisbury Plain the Battalion moved to France as part of the 3rd Division. In 1917 Lindsay was promoted to Corporal and a month later to Sergeant. He was wounded in June 1917 and returned to his unit several weeks later. At the end of the year he was selected to attend training courses in England, joining No 6 Officers Cadet Battalion at Oxford, and qualifying for a commission six months later. After promotion to Lieutenant in 1918 he was returned to France until coming back to Australia in June 1919.

After the War Lindsay was a dairy farmer at Unanderra NSW. He was elected to the Central Illawarra Shire Council in 1939 serving as Mayor and in 1950 was a Liberal candidate for the State Election.

Lieutenant Lindsay Maynes did not marry. He died in 1973. His name is incribed on the Inverell Honor Roll.

Photo: Private family collection