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Regimental number2254
Place of birthLittle River, Victoria
SchoolSouth Yarra State School, Victoria
Address167 Alexandra Parade, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Finlayson, 167 Alexandra Parade, Abbotsford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 September 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*date of fate the month not easy to read
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death37
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Plot B, Row 21, Grave No. 27), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Johan FINLAYSON. Native of Little River, Victoria

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