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Murdoch Finlayson

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1/4 portrait of Lance Corporal M Finlayson of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-F390. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Murdoch AWMM
  • Surname
    Finlayson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/184 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 August 1914 AWMM Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Finlayson, Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/184 AWMM
  • Military service
    Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 13 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      29 August 1915 Bomb burst in front of him in trench and hit in face. Lost right eye AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: Loss right eye Pension: 20/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • From copy of his diary written in the trenches of Gallipoli - his friend Neil McLeod from his regiment, was killed and the next day Murdoch and his friend Sandy Anderson went down to the beach and collected white stones to cover his grave.

      Verified "Bloody Gallipoli- The New Zealanders' Story by Richard Stowers p. 346

      Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Maungatoroto AWMM
    • He was the son of Alexander & Margaret FINLAYSON (nee McInnes), from Maungaturoto. They had four sons enlist with the NZEF – Murdoch (13/184), Malcolm Innes (13/2433), Roderick John (13/2436) and Neil Kenneth (13/2434).

      In 1920, he married Clare Beatrice GRAYSON. They farmed in Maungaturoto and had three children – Margaret Eleanor, Grayson Crisp and June McInnes. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 4 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    22 April 1956 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Waipu Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waipu Cemetery Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Grave reference
    Main Block 30, Plot 324 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 230 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM

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