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Grayson Crisp Finlayson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Grayson Crisp AWMM
  • Surname
    Finlayson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Flea AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 459108 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 October 1922 AWMM MaungaturotoKaipara Harbour AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 5 May 1941 AWMM Burnbrae, Bickerstaff Road, Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Clara B. Finlayson (mother), Burnbrae, Bickerstaff Road, Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 January 1944 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Sniper wound Hospital 12 August 1944 Discharged 14 August 1944 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Had right hand crushed by recoil of gun in a tank. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Bari Hospital (Italy) Flew down by air ambulance. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married to Maureen, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.

    Volunteer in Armoury , Auckland War Museum from the RSA Silverdale.

    Justice of the Peace

    Nominal Roll lists embarking unit listed simply as Armoured Brigade. Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2005 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 January 2012 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    MaungaturotoKaipara Harbour AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maungaturoto Lawn Cemetery, View Road, Maungaturoto, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 January 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-18Ba.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 40 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 January 2012 AWMM
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