Lindsay was born in Delhi, where his father was a civil engineer for the Indian government, and was educated at St Joseph's College in Darjeeling. He arrived in England in 1933 and enlisted in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. In 1937 he entered RMA Sandhurst, where he played hockey for the Army.
Lindsay was commissioned into the Royal Tank Corps and served in North Africa during World War II, winning the Military Cross and DSO. He then served during the Invasion of Sicily in July 1943. In 1950 he returned to India as an instructor at the Indian Military Staff College in Wellington, south India (now the Defense Services Staff College (DSSC).
He was a member of the British field hockey team, which won the silver medal. He played all five matches as halfback. The British team lost to India, the country where Lindsay had learned the game.
- other sources report his date of birth: 1 November 1914
- Frederick Lindsay's profile at databaseOlympics.com
- Frederick Lindsay's profile at Sports Reference.com
- Obituary of Lieutenant-Colonel Robin Lindsay, The Daily Telegraph, 10 May 2011
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