Henry Joseph (Harry) FINN


FINN, Henry Joseph

Service Number: 678
Enlisted: 26 June 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 10th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 1877
Home Town: Mangalore, Strathbogie, Victoria
Schooling: Mangalore State School
Occupation: Locomotive Train Driver
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 23 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Avenel War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

26 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 678, Melbourne, Victoria
9 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 678, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 678, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
23 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 678, 10th Field Artillery Brigade , Menin Road

Henry Joseph Finn

Henry was born in Mangalore, Victoria in 1877. He enlisted on 13th July 1915 aged 37 years. Killed during the battle of the Menin Road Bridge 23rd September 1917 aged 40 years. His name is engraved in Panel 7 in the Hall of Memory, Menin Gate Memorial to the missing, Ypres, West Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium. Also Australian War Memorial Commemorative Area, Canberra, Panel 16.

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