Ronald Berry Finlayson

First Name: 
Ronald
Middle Name: 
Berry
Last Name: 
Finlayson
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, March 6, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Clara Finlayson nee Berry
Father's Name: 
Robert Finlayson
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, October 29, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
2nd Lieutenant
Rank at Discharge: 
Lieutenant
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Flers, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Ronald Berry Finlayson was born in Wollongong on 6th March, 1890. He was serving in 25th Infantry CMF at the time he enlisted and working as a bank clerk.

Ronald embarked on HMAT A71 Nestor on 9th April, 1916 with 16th Reinforcements 1st Battalion.

After arrival in England he joined the battalion and saw service on the Western Front. He was then promoted to Lieutenant on 30th August, 1916 and became the battalion bombing officer. While engaged in trench fighting with D Company, Ronald was killed by machine gun fire.

Lieutenant Finlayson was listed as missing on 5th November, 1916 and evidence on his Red Cross file indicates his body was seen in the trench on that date.

He is buried in Bancourt British Cemetery Flers France. Plot X, Row C, Grave 16.

Ronald's brother, Malcolm Robert Finlayson, also served.

 

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