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Cuthbert Clive FINLAY

Regimental number888
Date of birth--/08/1894
Place of birthStroud New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUniversity student
AddressBrynalt, Mount Street, Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Sinclair Finlay, Brynalt, Mount Street, Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 17th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 November 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work near Amiens on 8 August 1918
Recommendation date: 20 August 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Distinguished Service Order for work at Villers.

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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