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John Alexander FINLAY

Regimental number3751
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolAlbert Park State School, Victoria
Other trainingMember , Thistle Rifle Club, South Melbourne
Age on arrival in Australia1
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCoppersmith
Address148 Nelson Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, C Finlay, 148 Nelson Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPiper in the South and Port Melbourne Thistle Society's Pipe Band.
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death35
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XXIII, Row G, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Margaret FINLAY, 43 Macgregor Street, Malvern, Victoria

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