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James William FINLAY

ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Address63 Parry Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Daniel Finlay, 63 Parry Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Previous military service38th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 27 September 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

Croix de Guerre


Recommendation date: 20 January 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30317; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917

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