Cecil Gordon Lindsay was born on 27 April 1892 in the Trangie, New South Wales, Australia. He was the third of five children to Henry & Mary Ann Lindsay (nee Grover). The Lindsay family relocated to Redfern at the beginning of the 20th century and he attended the George St Primary School in Redfern. After enlisting but before heading overseas he married Mary Agnes Jackson. He had previously lived at his family home in 172 Wells St in Redfern. Cecil was killed on 15 April 1917 at Lagnicourt-Marcel, France and is buried at Queant Road Cemetery in Buissy.