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William Lockhart FINLAY

Regimental number33629
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolTechnical High School, Sydney, NSW
Other trainingTechnical College, Engineering School, Sydney, NSW
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineering draughtsman
Address'Airlie', Victoria Street, Epping, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E S Finlay, 'Airlie', Victoria Street, Epping, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCitizen Forces, Infantry and Engineers
Enlistment date8 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Gunner W L Finlay was an Engineering Draftsman, and was a member of the staff of the Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission of New South Wales, under the Chief Engineer."
FateKilled in Action 1 November 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Year in date of fate unclear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death22
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 20), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Dr. William and Elizabeth FINLAY, "Arawai", Serpentine Road, Greenwich Point, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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