MUNRO, Finlay
(Service number 7/2289)

Aliases Enlisted as Finley MUNRO
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 6 November 1883 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Makikihi
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Colin MUNRO (father), Cheviot, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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 10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Dairy farmer


Date 27 June 1949 Age 65 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Homeview Cemetery, Cheviot
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Finlay Munro was the son of Colin and Margaret (née McKenzie) Munro, both his parents coming from the north of Scotland. Finlay was educated at Oamaru Middle School and Mackenzie School, Canterbury. Trooper f. Munro, Makikihi, was one of the recruits for the Tenth Reinforcements who left South Canterbury in mid November 1915 for Trentham Camp. Finlay married Ellen Kay in 1924.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 August 2019]; school Admission record; Homeview Cemetery headstone transcription; Timaru Herald, 13 November 1915 (Papers Past) [12 August 2019]

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