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Thomas Edward FINLEY

Regimental number10031
Place of birthWhitton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
AddressWhitton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Finley, Whitton, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 28 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. has been with the Battery throughout its operations in France, and has been noted for carrying out his duties gallantly and conscientiously. Throughout the recent Offensive he was in charge of a Sub Section and constantly at the guns at all hours. On 2 occasions during operations he performed useful work in assisting Officers in making reconnaissances notably on the 29th September, and 9th October. He is a fine example of gallant, hard-working, and well behaved N.C.O.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3169 Pte James FINLEY, Australian Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919.
Date of death19 August 1973

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