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Reginald Hales FINCH

Regimental number1265
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith's striker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lilian Finch, Rose Cottage, Gumeracha, South Australia
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name16th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2607
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Re-embarked, Adelaide, 25 March 1916, on board HMAT A9 'Shropshire', as 2607, Private, 32nd Bn, 5th Reinforcement.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 2607 Reginald Hales FINCH for second period of service.

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