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Christopher FINLAYSON

Date of birth3 September 1881
SchoolHigh School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSoldier
AddressOsborne House, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Finlayson, McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in University Corps of Officers, 1900-1902; Lt, Army Service Corps, 1902-1908; Captain, 1908-12; Lt. A&I Staff, 1912 on; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant Adjutant
Unit name7th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 7th Battalion
Promotion date: 18 October 1914

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMatriculation Certificate, University of Melbourne.
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1916
Discharge date31 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 8-9 May 1915 (gun shot wound, right leg, both bones fractured); transferred to Deaconesses Hospital, Alexandria, 16 May 1915.

Right leg amputated, 10 June 1915.

Transferred to England, 14 July 1915; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 26 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 17 March 1916 (permanently unfit for all active service; fit for light duties in Australia); disembarked Melbourne, 30 April 1916; appointment terminated (discharged), 31 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FINLAYSON Christopher

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