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Douglas Joseph FINLAY

Regimental number2659
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolLiverpool Institute, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Allerton', Murray Road, Beecroft, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Mrs Pierce Crosbie McDonnell, 'Allerton', Murray Road, Beecroft, New South Wales
Previous military service19th Infantry
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death23
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Douglas and Mary Elizabeth FINLAY
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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