William George (Bill) FINCH

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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, 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 Loyal Burra Lodge WW1 Roll of Honor, Burra WW1 & WW2 War Memorial, 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, SN 6999, 10th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6999, 10th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6999, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
6 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 6999, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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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.