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Macleod Finlayson

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 89), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 89), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Macleod AWMM
  • Surname
    Finlayson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 58387 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs S. Finlayson (mother), Braemar, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 58387 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Moeraki then transhipped to "Port Sydney" at Sydney for Suez. AWMM
    • He was the second son of John & Sarah Christina FINLAYSON (nee McLeod) from Waipu. They had ten children – Etta, Kitty, JD, MacLeod, Jessie, Cameron, Donald, Norman, MacKenzie and Alexander Neil. Two sons enlisted with NZEF and served overseas - John Donald (11/1550) and MacLeod (58387). Cameron (42199) enlisted and served in NZ.

      On the 19th July 1944, he married Alice Catherine Louise ALDER. They lived and farmed at ‘Braemar’, Waipu. They had two daughters – Jean & Morag. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 10 December 2018 - Waipu
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About death

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  • Death
    27 July 1965 Public Source
  • Date of death
    27 July 1965 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 27 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Age at death
    71 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 27 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Place of death
    Waipu Public - Sandra - Researcher - 27 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waipu Cemetery Public - Sandra - Researcher - 27 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Grave reference
    Cove Road, Row 16, No. 87 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 27 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Obituary
    Mr MacLeod FINLAYSON, who died at his home, Braemar, at Waipu on Tuesday, had a long record of service in the district and Northland. He was 71. A leading Shorthorn cattle breeder. Mr Finlayson was well known in agricultural circles as well as sporting and local body affairs. He had almost completed three terms as a Whangarei County representative on the North Auckland Electric Power Board. Mr Finlayson was a life member, patron and past president of the Northland Shorthorn Breeders Society and also a life member of the society’s Dominion council. He was a respected judge of milking shorthorns at A & P shows and popular with children as a calf club judge.
    SPORTSMAN, as a sportsman, Mr Finlayson was once an Otamatea football representative and later a referee. He was patron and a past president of the Waipu Football Club. In his youth he was a keen hurdler and then to help with the administration side of athletics. He was patron and a past chief of the Waipu Caledonian Society, an executive member of the Waipu R. S.A and the Northland Piping and Dancing Association and past chairman of the Waipu Cemetery Board and Waipu Hall Committee. Mr Finlayson is survived by a wife and a daughter, Jean, a school teacher at Papakura High School. (Northern Advocate, Jul 1965)
    FINLAYSON, MacLeod (Regtl No. 58387, WW1). On July 27, 1965, at the residence, Braemar, Waipu, dearly loved husband of Alice and loved father of Jean and the late Morag; in his 71st year, see tomorrow’s Herald for funeral notice. (Northern Advocate, Jul 1965) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 27 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
10 December 2018SandraWaipuResearcher
07 August 2016Donna MaxwellWaipu, New Zealand.Other relative

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