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Finlay Campbell Wood

Portrait, Finlay Campbell Wood - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Finlay Campbell Wood - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Finlay Campbell AWMM
  • Surname
    Wood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Frimley Campbell Wood AWMM
    • Finley Campbell Wood AWMM
    • Frimley Campbell AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12525 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 November 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra MangatainokaManawatu-Wanganui Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Norsewood, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 George Wood (father), Norsewood, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 May 1916 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12525 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George and Catherine Wood, of Dannenrke

    Name Frimley on service record corrected to Finlay. Listed by CWG as Finlay. Typo on the Nominal Roll name spelled as Frimley Campbell Wood. Listed as Finley Campbell Wood by CWGC (2014)

    Embarked Wellington, 6 May 1916; disembarked Suez, 22 June 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria, 26 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, 7 august 1916, and posted to D Company, 5th Reserve Bn, Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 29 August 1916; taken on strength, 1st Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment, in the field, 30 September 1916.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 20 October 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 31 October 1917.
    Detached to No 1 Company, NZ Machine Gun Corps, 9(?) December 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 January 1918.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 February 1918.
    Killed in action, 5 April 1918.

    Name given on CWGC site as Finley Campbell WOOD. Parents: George and Catherine Wood, Dannevirke AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bertrancourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 19 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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