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Regimental number2055
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBlacksands Road, via Yarra Junction, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 3.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Finley, c/o Ganger Phillips, Razor Back, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Date of death6 September 1919
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialRosewood Cemetery, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary FINLEY. Native of Carlton, Victoria
Discharge date14 July 1916
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 11 March 1916; disembarked Sydney, 8 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 14 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 September 1919
Place of burialRosewood Cemetery, via Tumbarumba, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FINLEY Robert

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