Lt Harry Stephen Lindfield, RAF

1893 Mar 2 born West Grinstead, West Sussex

1901 census at Lower Beeding, Sussex


1911 census at 27 Thatch Barn Lower Beeding Horsham

1913/1914 He was a dispenser at Royal Sussex County Hospital

1914 Nov 28 Enlists at Canterbury into ASC and is immediately promoted a Sergeant

1914 Dec 21. Lands in France

1917 Oct 4 Returns to UK from France

1918 Feb 28 Commissioned. The undermentioned Cadets to be temp 2nd Lts. (on prob.) : Harry Stephen Lindfield

1918 May 12. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. (late Gen. List, R.F.C., on prob.) are confirmed in their rank as 2nd Lts. (Observer Officers):— H. S. Lindfield.

1919 Aug 27. Pilot Officer H. S. Lindfield (O.) to be Observer Officer.

1920 Apr 1. The undermentioned are transferred to the unempld. list: Lt. H. S. Lindfield.

1920 Jul 30 Joins ADRIC with service no 58 Posted A Coy

1920 Nov 4. Posted J Coy. Promoted Section Leader

1920 Dec 24 Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Apr/Jun At Brighton, Harry S Lindfield married Ethel G B A Coates

1921 Aug 12. Re-engaged for a further contract

1922 Jan 23. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Jul/Sep Born in Brighton a daughter Joan M Lindfield

1932 Apr/Jun Born in Brighton a son  David G Lindfield

1939 Register. He ws living with wife Ethel at Lincoln Street , Brighton C.B., Sussex,. He was a Building Merchants Commercial Traveller

He was the much-respected road test editor of THE AUTOCAR in the 1930s, who went on to become Editor in the late 1940s/early 1950s, when his sports editor, Sammy Davis, returned from Military duty. He was a very modest man, who rarely blew his own trumpet (unlike his opposite numbers on THE MOTOR), but one of the most memorable events took place at Brooklands in the 1930s when he jumped a Railton high over the crest of the Test Hill - and he always swore that there was no photo-trickery in the image which was later published .... ....

1973 Oct/Dec. Dies Brighton