William George (Bill) FINCH

FINCH, William George

Service Number: 6999
Enlisted: 26 October 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kooringa, South Australia, Australia, 29 December 1890
Home Town: Burra (SA), Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Burra State School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 6 October 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Burra Loyal Burra Lodge Court Unity AOF No 3015 WW1 Roll of Honor, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6999, 10th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6999, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6999, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
6 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, 6999, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 6999 awm_unit: 10 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-10-06

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Biography contributed by Saint Ignatius' College

William George Finch was a Lewis Gunner with the 10th Battalion. He was killed by a German shell on 6 October 1917 and buried in the field by his good friend, and former school mate, Hartley Harris 1347. (/explore/people/351067) However, Finch's grave must have been lost in subsequent fighting in the area and could not later be identified.