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John Gordon FINLAY

Regimental number1089
Date of birth19 March 1878
Place of birthWindsor, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAgent
AddressKojonup, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36.10
Height5' 8.75"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Victoria Maud Finlay, Kojonup, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Cameron's Scouts, 3rd Contingent, Victorian Bushmen, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date13 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 30 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 19 April 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 8 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date3 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 4 August 1919; appointment terminated, Perth, 3 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 3 April 1942; no further details available.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FINLAY John Gordon

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