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James Vernard FINLAY

Regimental number1855
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationJockey
AddressMrs Murray, March, Petersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.6
Height5' 6.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Finlay, Quorn, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1885A
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 6 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 15 March 1920.

Date of death1 May 1944
Age at death53
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FINLAY James Vernard

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