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Kenneth James Bruce FINLAYSON

Regimental number31098
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o P V Eddy, Ross Hill, Inverell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J K Finlayson, c/o P V Eddy, Ross Hill, Inverell, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameReinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 19 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Military Medal

'This man was one of the F.O.O.'s party with the 1st Battalion 118th American Regiment as accompanied it in the attack on 8th October 1918 near BRANCOURT. He was with his officer in the Front Line. On two separate occasions when it was necessary to send important information as to the situation to his Brigade Headquarters and it was difficult to get it back because of the hostile shelling and rifle fire he volunteered to take the despatches and by himself successfully go them through a heavy barrage with great promptitude on each occasion returning through the fire to his Officer in the Front Line. He showed great bravery and determination and rendered valuable services.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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