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Alexander Cameron Monteith Finlayson

Portrait of Major Alexander Cameron Monteith Finlayson, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1482 68. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Alexander Cameron Monteith Finlayson, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1482 6 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander Cameron Monteith AWMM
  • Surname
    Finlayson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/150 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
    Unknown AWMM Kamo, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Angus Finlayson, Kamo, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/150 AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW1 Second Lieutenant AWMM
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Embarkations

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • He was the son of Angus & Annie FINLAYSON (nee McLeod). They had seven children and three brothers enlisted – Alexander Cameron Monteith (13/150) and Angus Archibald (16292), Charles Hauptman (13/183).
    On the 2nd Mar 1921, he married Rita Constance ‘Connie’ FRASER and they farmed in Ngararatunua (near Whangarei). They had one daughter - Constance Ann.
    His brother-in-law, Arthur Hawtrey Oberlin BROWN (78183) also served overseas with the NZEF. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 26 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
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Death

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  • Death
    14 June 1958 Public Source
  • Date of death
    14 June 1958 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 26 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Age at death
    66 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 26 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Place of death
    Whangarei Public - Sandra - Researcher - 26 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Maunu Cemetery Public - Sandra - Researcher - 26 November 2018 - Whangarei District Council Online Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Forest Lawn Block 14 Plot 638 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 26 November 2018 - Whangarei District Council Online Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
    Death of Mr A. C. M. Finlayson. A well-known member of the Whangarei’s farming community, Mr Alexander Cameron Monteith (‘Bob’) Finlayson, died in Whangarei Hospital on Saturday evening. He was 66. Mr Finlayson had been in ill-health for about a year, and had entered hospital three months ago. Born in Purua, Mr Finlayson was educated at the Purua School and King’s College, Auckland. Upon leaving college he began farming on part of the family property at Ngararatunua. When WW1 broke out Mr Finlayson enlisted in the 11th squadron of the North Auckland Mounted Rifles and left NZ with the Main Body in 1914. He remained overseas for the duration of the war, during which he won the Military Cross and Bar, and attained the rank of Major. After the war Mr Finlayson returned to his Ngararatuna farm.
    Mr Finlayson was a foundation member and chairman of the Whangarei Cooperative Milk Company, a former director of the Whangarei Cooperative Dairy Co. Ltd, a member of the North Auckland Land Board and Whangarei Marginal Lands Committee, a Life member of the Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society and also a member of the Whangarei Federated Farmers, Returned Services Association and Racing Club. Mr Finlayson is survived by his wife, and one daughter, Mrs W Carter, of Ngararatunua. There are two grandchildren. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 26 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
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Sources

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    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 229 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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