FINLAY, Robert

Service Number: 6328
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Londonderry City, Northern Ireland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Geelong West, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Derby Cathedral Boys' School, Derbyshire, England
Occupation: Tailor
Died: Killed In Action, Mont St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu. France
Grave Grave II. I. 23., Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6328, 23rd Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6328, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
1 Sep 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 6328, 23rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

23rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 23 and the son of Robert and Emma Finlay, of 17, Linenhall St., Londonderry, Northern Ireland.


Age on arrival in Australia 20

Address-26 King Street, Geelong West, Victoria

Enlistment date 11 October 1916

Place of enlistment: Geelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistment Private

AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/40/4

Age at embarkation-23

Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Corporal
War service: Western Front

NAA: B2455, FINLAY Robert