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William Thomas FINN

Regimental number1821
Date of birth23 November 1889
Place of birthKilmore, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCar painter
Address519 Drummond Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Finn, 519 Drummond Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in 7th A.I.R Rifles, Ballarat
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Discharge date30 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 April 1919; discharged Melbourne, 30 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Parents: Thomas and Annie Sarah (nee Gilbert) Finn

Died of Cancer
Date of death29 May 1927
Age at death37.6
Place of burialBox Hill Cemetery, Box Hill, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FINN William Thomas

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