|Place of birth
|Young New South Wales
|Next of kin
|Father, Mr Finneran, Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll
|Rank on enlistment
|9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|1st Pioneer Battalion
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)
'Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under fire, also valuable work as runner. East of Ypres.'
Distinguished Conduct Medal (Bar to Military Medal awarded)
Marked coolness, gallantry and devotion to duty, also valuable railway construction work . East of Ypres.
|Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the vicinity of MOLENAARELSTOEK on the 4th October 1917. Pte. FINNERAN displayed the utmost courage and initiative in assisting to lay out a forward track. It was partly due to his coolness and disregard for danger that this forward work was accomplished under a heavy barrage fire. He was wounded in the face during this operation but returned to duty directly the wound had been dressed, and carried out valuable work as a runner during the ensuing operation. East of YPRES.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
|Date of death
|Place of burial