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Ronald Berry FINLAYSON

Place of birthWollongong, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
OccupationBank officer
AddressLight Cliffe, Wollongong, South Coast, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Mr R Finlayson, Light Cliffe, Wollongong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the Citizen Military Forces, Sydney, NSW.
Enlistment date29 October 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death26
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Clara FINLAYSON, Wollongong, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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