James Heatly FINLAY

James Heatly Finlay Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Scotland
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Railway Employee
Enlisted
29-August-1914
Place
Brisbane
Age
36
Status
Single
Service No
495
Rank
Sergeant
Unit
9th Battalion, D Company
Embarked
24-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli
Highest rank
2nd Lieutenant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
April 1918
Notes

James Finlay landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 - a week later he was wounded in action. In July he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and, shortly after, was wounded again. He was hospitalised in Malta and England and invalided to Australia in April 1916. He re-enlisted in March 1917 and returned in England in December. Unfortunately the Medical Board determined that his wounds had left him ‘medically unfit to serve’. He returned to Australia in April 1918 and was discharged in July. 

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