FINCH, Oliver Alfred
(Service number 60923)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 7 February 1889 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Heads Rd, Gonville, Wanganui
Occupation Carpenter for Russell & Bignell
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs C. Finch (mother), 32 William Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 36th Reinforcements, B Company
Date 23 April 1918
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt; Southampton, Hampshire, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 18 October 1919 Reason Discharged on the termination of his period of engagement

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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