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Full Name: Malcolm Innes Finlayson
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Malcolm Innes
Surname: Finlayson
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 13/2433
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Next of Kin: Mrs Margaret Finlayson (mother), Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 230
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 15 September 1916
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Obituary: Obituary: Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1916.
Biographical Notes:
  • Malcolm Finlayson was the son of Margaret Finlayson, of 15A Norana Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand, and the late Alexander Finlayson.
  • Attended Auckland Grammar School.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1916, Third term. p.20
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Auckland Grammar School chronicle. [1913-]. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School.
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