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Richard O'Donnell FINIGAN

Date of birth9 November 1880
Place of birthTaree, New South Wales
OccupationMethodist minister
AddressWollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 5.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs W C Finigan, The Parsonage, Wollongong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentChaplain (4th Class)
Unit nameChaplains' Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 7 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollChaplain
Unit from Nominal RollChaplains' Department


Unit: CHAPLAINS (Methodist)
Promotion date: 16 November 1915

Temporary Major

Unit: CHAPLAINS Temp 3rd Class (Methodist) Div 4
Promotion date: 16 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 3 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 21 June 1919, for onward travel by rail to Sydney; appointment terminated (discharged), 14 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FINIGAN Richard O'Donnell

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