(Service number 7/1071)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Trooper|
|Date||20 December 1884||Place of Birth||Geraldine|
|Address at Enlistment||Grassmere, Cass, Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Jane FINLAYSON (mother), 38 Cardigan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||5th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||8 September 1942||Age||58 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland|
|Memorial Reference||Block G, Row 5, Plot 14|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Robert Finlayson was the son of Alexander and Jane Finlayson. He was educated at Scotsburn (Peel Forest) and Arundel schools among others. His brother Donald also served in World War I, and brother Kenneth Cross Finlayson was killed in action in 1916 in France.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 January 2018]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [30 December 2017]; Waikumete Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records [Jan 2018]
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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
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