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George R. Finnis


2nd Field Ambulance

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Tilia Cordata
  • Planted By: Miss Rita Finnis
  • Plaque: 1118

Additional Info

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George Elliott Finnis enlisted on 23rd March 1915. He was 18 years old, single and a salesman in Melbourne. He had been born in Ballarat. He joined the 6th Field Ambulance, with Regimental No. 3185. He entered the 1st Australian General Hospital at Heliopolis for an appendectomy. The operation was successful, but an infection set in and he died on 27th January 1916 of a gangrenous appendectomy. He is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Tree No. 1118

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour