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William Jeffree Finlay

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  • Service number
    7959 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Jeffree AWMM
  • Surname
    Finlay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7959 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Mill Street, Runanga, West Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Amelia Knight (mother), Runanga, West Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7959 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Greymouth, Westland, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
    2NZEF: 1st Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Phillip and Amelia Mary Finlay, of Brunnerton, Westland AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    34 AWMM
  • Date of death
    14 July 1942 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Column 102. AWMM
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 1: WW2 58 AWMM