William Finnan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/20693
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 28.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXIV.AA.17

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
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  • Mother:
  • Father:

    John Finnan, 6 McVicars Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Patrick

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More about William Finnan

Killed in action. William was the brother of Pte Patrick Finnan, 35704, Highland Light Infantry who is believed to have returned home safely.

It is believed that William Finnan is incorrectly listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour as having served with the Canadians, when in fact research would indicate that this man served with the Cameron Highlanders. There is a William Finnan originally from Dundee who served with the 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He survived the war and was discharged from the army 25 March 1919 and did not die until 13 October 1947.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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