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Fred FINN

Regimental number2856
Place of birthLittlehampton, England
SchoolWorthing College, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionWesleyan
OccupationBank official
Age at embarkation27.11
Height5' 5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Finn, 42 Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 7), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Amelia FINN, 42 Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, England. Native of Worthing, Sussex, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1916; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 11 January 1917, and reverted to Pte.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 11 June 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 26 August 1917.

Reported missing in action, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 8 April 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FINN Fred

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