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Donald Alexander Finlayson

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 229 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 229 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Finlayson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 13/875 AWMM
    • WWII 802545 AWMM
    • WWII 1/13/2 AWMM
    • WWII 802545 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
    Unknown AWMM Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Roderick S. Finlayson (father), Maungaturoto, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Lieutenant/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He was the only child of Roderick Simon & Margaret Emma FINLAYSON (nee Lewis). They originally lived in Waipu and then in 1902 purchased a farm in Maungaturoto.

    After the War, Donald married Alice Vera MacLEAN. They continued farming on the family farm in Maungaturoto. They had 3 children Joy, Graham & Lewis.

    He was Chairman of the Maungaturoto Dairy Board and the NZ Research Institute. He was also involved with the NZ Dairy Board. In 1965, he received an OBE for his service to the dairy industry.

    On the 75th Anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, he was presented to the Princess Royal at the Memorial Services in Wellington. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - 'The Lewis Legacy' by Patricia Lewis and Marcella Pearson.
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About death

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  • Death
    22 May 1991 Public Source
  • Date of death
    22 May 1991 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Age at death
    96 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Place of death
    Auckland 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, Row 31, Plot 321 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Obituary
    FINLAYSON, Donald Alexander. At Auckland, on Wednesday, May 22, 1991; in his 97th year. Dearly beloved husband of Alice Vera May (Lochalsh, Maungaturoto), and beloved father and father-in-law of Joy and the late Hector Cullen (Maungaturoto) and Graham & Kathleen Finlayson (Maungaturoto) and the late Lewis, loved grandfather Mervyn and Elizabeth, Michael and Janne, Graham & Trish, Frank & Bernadette, Ray and Jan, Christine and Peter, Carran and Dianne, Patricia, Gael and Graham, Margaret and Rodger and loved great-grandfather of his 28 great-grandchildren. Rest in peace. His funeral service will be held at Waipu Presbyterian Church, at 2pm, tomorrow (Friday) May 24, followed by a burial at Waipu Cemetery. All communications to G. M. Finlayson, Lochalsh, Maungaturoto, phone (089) 431-8065. Newsberrys Funeral Home FDANZ, Whangarei Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
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