NameKathleen NICHOLSON
Birth9 Jun 1896, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
MotherAnn Mary Leake HOMER (1868-1946)
Marriage21 Jun 1921, St. John’s, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Notes for John Frederick Augustus Homer (Spouse 1)
In the July to September 1896 birth index, John Frederick A. H. Lindsay, Dudley district, Staffordshire, volume 6c page 63.

In the 1901 census Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, north west district, 8 Balmoral Road.
Head William Lindsay, married, age 40, Unitarian Minister, born Ireland?.
Wife Ann M. Lindsay, age 33, born Sedgley.
Son John F.A.H. Lindsay, age 4, born Sedgley.
Son William J.H. Lindsay, age 3 born Sedgley.
Son Victor K.H. Lindsay, age 1, born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
1 servant

In the 1911 census 33 Neale Street Sunderland, Durham, Sunderland North district.
Wife Ann Mary Leake Lindsay, married 16 years, 5children born alive, 4 still living age 43, born Gornal, Staffordshire.
Son John Frederick Augustus Homer Lindsay, age 14, school, born Sedgley.
Son William Justice Homer Lindsay, age 13, school, born Sedgley.
Son Charles Henry Homer Lindsay, age 7, school, born Nottingham.
Daughter Margorie Homer Lindsay, age 3, born Sunderland, Durham.
The home had 6 rooms.
[The first line of the form, where William Lindsey’s name would appear is blank.]

Went to Canada when he left school at 15 to work on his uncles farm, either Ben or Paul Homer. When 18 joined the Canadian Army to get back to England, winning the M.M. and the D.C.M.before being commissioned on the field, then joined the Air Force and flew D.H.9s. Also served in the 2nd World War, Acting squadron leader in the RAF Regiment. He then went back to Canada, and was given a grant of land by the Canadian Government to farm. He built a homestead, and his wife came to Canada, where they were married in Winnipeg at St.Johns 1st June 1921.

His Attestation Papers in the Canadian Army state
John Homer Lindsay
9 reserve Battalion Regimental Number A?/24174
born Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Next of kin Mother A.M.L. Lindsay
her address: 33 Beals? Street Roker T????? Eng.

born 9 June 1896
oath taken July 16, 1915, Shorecliffe
age 19 years 1 month
height 5 ft 7 inches
Fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair
Church of England

Citations of Distinguished Conduct Medal
Canadian Infantry
Lindsay J. HH. [must just H.] Pte. A/24174 5th Bn.
For conspicuous gallantry and good work between 12th and 14th December 1915, in scouting and reconnoitring previous to the attack on the German advanced barricade at Messines road. He was often under heavy fire at close range. Finally he did excellent work in the capture of the barricade. 22.1.16

Canada Ledgers of Canadian Expeditionary Force Transferring to the Royal Flying Corps 1915 to 1919
John Frederick Augustus Homer Lindsay
Born June 9, 1896
Permanent Address 33 Neale Street, Sunderland
Person to be informed of casualties, Mrs. Lindsay, same address, mother
Date sheet started April 16, 1918
P. I 47262
[I can’t decipher much of the abbreviations so I only included what I could decipher]
Date of Effect May 1, 1918 from 1st Training School to 1 S. of A. Injured? Aero
Date of Effect June 22, 1918 from 1st Training School to Headquarters 7 Group for disposal training on 2 seater machine
Date of Effect June 27, 1918 From Headquarters 7 Group to 14 T. D. S. Lake Dour?
Date of effect October 2, 1918 14 T. D. S. Grad “B”
Date of Effect October 14, 1918, from 14 T. D. S. to 1 S. of F Turnery
Date of Effect November 18, 1918 to School of W. T. S. of H. J.for duty as instructer
Date of effect February 23, 1919 to R.A.F> and Army Coop School
Date of effect February 27, 1919 to R.A.F & ACS (Staff)
Date of effect March 17, 1919 to Room 204 Argyll House London
Date of effect October 2, 1918 2/Lt and to be Hon. Lieutenant
Casualties Authority Aero 1 Beaulieu Injured (Slight) Home May 1, 1918
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military medal
Occupation in Civil Life
Farmer, employer Homer, address Oakwood, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada from 1910 to 1914 [1910 seems odd as he is in England for the 1911 census]

Manitoba Marriage Index Winnipeg
June 21, 1921
John Frederick Agustus [as spelled] Homer Lindsay and Kathleen Nicholson

London Gazette 23 May 1941
Pilot Officers
19th Apr. 1941.
John Frederick Augustus Homer Lindsay,
D.C.M., M.M. (78790)
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