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Full Name
William Jeffree Finlay
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William Jeffree
Surname
Finlay
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
3563
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Amelia Knight (mother), Runanga, West Coast, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Mill Street, Runanga, West Coast, New Zealand
Military District
Greymouth
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit
20 Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 58
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
14 July 1942
Age at Death
34
Year of Death
1942
Memorial Name
Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference
Column 102.
Biographical Notes
Son of Phillip and Amelia Mary Finlay, of Brunnerton, Westland
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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