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Awards & Titles:

Victoria Cross
Knight Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Member of Parliament 1865-1885
Fellow of the Royal Society
& many others
Legionne d'Honneur (France)
Order of Medjidieh (Turkey)

Early Life :

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Loyd-Lindsay was born in 1832, the second son of Lieutenant General Sir James Lindsay, 1st Baronet and Anne, daughter of Sir Coutts Trotter, 1st Baronet. In 1858, he married The Honorable Harriet Sarah Jones-Loyd, the only surviving child and heiress of Samuel Jones-Loyd, 1st and last Baron Overstone, one of the richest men in the country, who endowed the couple with a considerable fortune and the Lockinge Estate near Wantage as a wedding present.

He instigated the formation of the British Red Cross by writing a letter to The Times calling for the formation of a voluntary aid society. The appeal was positively accepted by many including the patronage of Queen Victoria to support the establishment of a national society and the British National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in War and commonly called the British Red Cross Society, was formed.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Scots Fusilier Guards 

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.

Detail :

Lindsay fought as a captain in the Scots (Fusilier) Guards during the Crimean War. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 20th September, 1854 at the Battle of the Alma and 5 November at the Battle of Inkerman. The London Gazette described his actions as follows:

The London Gazette records the following citation:

"When the formation of the line of the Regiment was disordered at Alma, Captain Lindsay stood firm with the Colours, and by his example and energy, greatly tended to restore order. At Inkerman, at a most trying moment, he, with a few men, charged a party of Russians, driving them back, and running one through the body himself."

On his death, Florence Nightingale, a close personal friend since the Crimea, wrote: "Lord Wantage is a great loss but he had been a great gain. And what he has gained for us can never be lost. It is my experience that such men exist only in England. A man who had everything (to use the common phrase) that this world could give him, but who worked as hard, and to the last, as the poorest able man and all for others for the common good. A man whose life makes a great difference for all. All are better than if he had not lived, and this betterment is for always it does not die with him. That is the true estimate of a great life. God bless him and we will bless him. And we will bless God for having made him."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Union of Malta No. 407 E.C.Hampshire & IOW
Joined : Windsor Castle No. 771 E.C. Berkshire
Joined : Abbey No. 945 E.C. Berkshire

25th March 1854
4th April 1854
11th April 1854

Initiated into Union of Malta Lodge No. 588 (No. 407 after 1863), at Malta 28th March 1854. Joined Windsor Castle Lodge No. 1073 (Now No. 771) on 11th July 1860, resident at Wantage. Further joined Abbey Lodge No. 945 at Abingdon in 1863 where he is noted to be the Rt. Hon Lord Wantage.

Loyd Lindsay Lodge No. 3058 which meets at Wantage is named in his honour.

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