Charles (Charlie) FINCHER

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FINCHER, Charles

Service Number: 472
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at Albert Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Footscray, Victoria, Australia, 23 January 1892
Home Town: Lauriston, Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Lauriston State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 24, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kyneton Honour Roll, Kyneton War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 472, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Albert Park, Victoria
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 472, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 472, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 472, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of George Francis Fincher and Margaret L. Fincher of Lauriston, Victoria. Brother of George Francis Fincher who returned to Australia on 8 May 1919 having served with the 59th Battalion and James Francis Fincher who returned to Australia on 28 March 1919 having served with the 5th Pioneer Battalion

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