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Regimental number6328
Place of birthLondonderry City, Ireland
SchoolDerby Cathedral Boys' School, Derbyshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Address26 King Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Robert Finlay, 17 Lavenhall Street, Londonderry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 October 1916
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 23), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Emma FINLAY, 17 Linenhall Street, Londonderry, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FINLAY Robert

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