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Regimental number49
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
SchoolPrahran College, Victoria
OccupationEngineering student
Address73 Williams Road, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Finlay, 73 Williams Road, Windsor, Victoria
Previous military service4 years with Melbourne University Rifles
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll491
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollImperial Camel Corps
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Kilda Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: James and Elizabeth FINLAY, 73 Williams Road, Windsor, Victoria. Native of Prahran, Victoria
Family/military connectionsSister: Matron Mary Mackenzie FINLAY (Royal Red Cross 1st Class), Australian Army Nursing Service, returned to Australia, 22 February 1919; Brother: [5661] Captain George FINLAY, Dental Corps, returned to Australia, 24 December 1918.

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