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Alexander FINNIE

Regimental number20
Place of birthCranbrook Street, Botany, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolBanksmeadow Public School, Botany, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSheet metalworker
Address43 Botany Road, Botany, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A J Finnie, 43 Botany Road, Botany, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 3 years, Submarine Miners, Chowder Bay, Sydney.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateKilled in Action 22 May 1918
Place of death or woundingMerris
Age at death25
Place of burialPont-du-Hem Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 19), La Gorque, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander James and Ida FINNIE, 43 Botany, New South Wales
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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