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Arthur Wilfred FINLAYSON

Regimental number37
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
Address605 Havelock Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMr J Finlayson, 605 Havelock Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches (Awarded)

Conspicuous ability and devotion to duty for period February-September 1917. Splendid courage in carrying out work of establishing and maintaining communications under fire.
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Military Cross

Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918 especially during Ypres opertaions.
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Bar to Military Cross

Work at Herleville Wood on 23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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