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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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