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Malcolm Innes Finlayson

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3/4 portrait of Lance Corporal M J Finlayson of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-F389. No known copyright.

3/4 portrait of Lance Corporal M J Finlayson of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles (Photographer: Herman …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Malcolm Innes AWMM
  • Surname
    Finlayson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2433 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 July 1884 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Margaret Finlayson (mother), Maungaturoto, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2433 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Malcolm Finlayson was the son of Margaret Finlayson, of 15A Norana Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand, and the late Alexander Finlayson.

      Attended Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • He had three brothers that also enlisted with the NZEF – Murdoch (13/184), Roderick John (13/2436) and Neil Kenneth (13/2434). Public - Sandra - Researcher - 10 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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Death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
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  • Obituary
    • Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1916. AWMM
    • PRIVATE M. I. FINLAYSON, Private Malcolm Innes Finlayson, who was killed in action on September 15, was the second son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Alex. Finlayson, of Maungaturoto, Private Finlayson was educated at the Maungaturoto School, Auckland Grammar School, and Auckland University College. He was for some time in a solicitor office, and then entered the employment of the National Bank of New Zealand. Private Finlayson went to the front accompanied by two brothers. A third brother served on Gallipoli, and has since returned to New Zealand, having lost his right eye. (NZ Herald, 14 OCT 1916)
      FINLAYSON - On September 15, killed in action in France, Malcolm Innes, the dearly-beloved second eldest son of Mrs and the late Mr. Alex. Finlayson, of Maungaturoto; aged 32 years. (NZ Herald, 11 OCT 1916)
      IN MEMORIAM, FINLAYSON - fond and loving memory of Malcolm Innes, the beloved second eldest son of Mrs and the late Mr. Alexander Finlayson, of Maungaturoto, who was killed in action at the battle of the Somme on September 15, 1916. - lnserted by his loving mother, sisters and brothers. (NZ Herald, SEP 1917) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 26 November 2018 - Papers Past Online
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • References
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 230 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary:1916, Third term. p.20 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
    • 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The kai-courier. Magazine of returning forces on board H.M.T. No. 230, 'Kaikoura'. Departing Suez on 6 March 1919. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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