|Place of birth||Wexford, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Agent, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Savings Bank Department, Broadmeadows, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Brother, Robert Finley, 381 Eva Street, London, Ontario, Canada|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||24th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front.
Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Wiltshire', 7 March 1916; transferred to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, Canal Zone, 16 April 1916, and taken on strength, Ferry Post East, 17 April 1916; posted to No 1 Section, 16 May 1916, and mustered as driver.
Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Kinsfauncastle' to join British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.
Admitted to hospital 'in the field', 5 November 1916 (influenza); transferred to New Zealand Division Rest Station, 10 November 1916; discharged, 18 November 1916; returned to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 21 November 1916.
Proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 20 September 1917; rejoined unit, 4 October 1917. Temporarily attached to 18th Australian Army Service Corps, 12 January 1918; returned to unit, 22 January 1918. Proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 19 November 1918; rejoined unit, 11 December 1918. Moved out to Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 9 April 1919; marched into Australian Divisional Base Depot, Weymouth, for return to Australia, 10 April 1919.
Found guilty, 7 May 1919, of being absent without leave, 11.59 pm, 28 April, to 9.40 pm, 1 May 1919; forfeited total of 9 days' pay.
Embarked Liverpool on 'Durham' for return to Australia, 22 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 21 July 1919. Discharged, 19 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FINLEY John|