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VC614   David Finlay

BORN   25 January 1893

DIED   21 January 1916   AGE   22

VC Won    9 May 1915   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Rue du Bois, Aubers Ridge, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   David Finlay   No.   1780   

VC Issue No.   614   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Black Watch, 2nd Battalion

Later   Royal Highlanders

Now   3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Guardbridge, Fife, Scotland

Place Of Death   near Hannah, Mesopotamia (now Iraq)

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Iraq


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   29 June 1915

VC Presented   30 July 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Named on Basra Memorial to the Missing (panel 25 - 63), 40 miles north of Kuwait border, Iraq

P  Named on Leuchars Parish War Memorial, Fife, Scotland

Named on War Memorial, Moonzie, Nth of Cupar, Fife

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Guardbridge Park, Guargbridge, Fife, Scotland

By The Way…

David Finlay’s Victoria Cross was presented to the Black Watch, by his brothers, John, William, James and Albert

VC Held By

Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Museum, Balhousie Castle, Perth, Scotland



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