(Service number 47321)

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Date 8 January 1888 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ikawai
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Jessie FINLAYSON (mother), Redcliffs, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 28 October 1971 Age 83 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Kenneth Finlayson was the son of Roderick and Jessie Margaret (née Cameron) Finlayson. he was educated at Redcliffs School near Waimate.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [10 January 2018]; School Admission records (Waimate Branch NZSG) [26 January 2018]; Waimate Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records [Jan 2018]

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