William Seymour FINLAY


FINLAY, William Seymour

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 26 January 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Albert Park, Victoria, 12 April 1880
Home Town: Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Albert Park Grammar School
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 29 November 1915, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Memorials: MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
16 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
29 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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"FINLAY.- Killed in action at Gallipoli, 29th November, Lieutenant W. S. Finlay, 24th Battalion, eldest son of the late William and Margaret Finlay of Hawthorn." - from the Melbourne Argus 03 Jan 1916 (nla.gov.au)