FINCH, Oliver Alfred
(Service number 60923)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||7 February 1889||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Heads Rd, Gonville, Wanganui|
|Occupation||Carpenter for Russell & Bignell|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs C. Finch (mother), 32 William Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||36th Reinforcements, B Company|
|Date||23 April 1918|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt; Southampton, Hampshire, England|
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|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||18 October 1919||Reason||Discharged on the termination of his period of engagement|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Charlotte and the late Alfred Finch.
Oliver was originally examined for service in Timaru in 1914, but found to be unfit for service.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (9 July 2015)
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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)
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