We remember John Richard Finch

We remember John Richard Finch

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Timeline

Timeline

1897
birth Bethnal Green, London E United Kingdom Source:5508253 3rd September 1897
1916
enlistment probably London United Kingdom Source:5508889 1st January 1916
1917
hospitalisation Unknown - referenced as 'wounded' - but his arm is found in a sling in a family photograph. Hospital/Institution Source:5516444 August 1917
1917
service British Army Rifleman R21460 King's Royal Rifle Corps Source:5508558 August 1917
1917
employment Metal Turner Source:5509707 1917
1917
service British Army Rifleman R21460 King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Battalion "In the Field" Source:5509707 1917
1918
events Citation for Gallantry Citation Battle of Albert France "Congratulations... Rfn JR Finch 1st KRRC on his gallantry during the operations in August 1918 when he continually reconnoitered enemy posts & brought back, under fire, the most valuable information" Source:5510009 August 1918
1918
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:5510009 August 1918
1918
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:5512017 December 1918
1919
appointments Specialised Military Role: Lewis Gunner Source:5508829 22nd September 1919
1920
discharge Source:5508743 31st March 1920
1922
events Character Certificate for John Richard Finch Character Certificate Winchester United Kingdom Source:5508743 5th June 1922
service British Army Private R21460 King's Royal Rifle Corps Source:1238571
1989
dates Age 91 Source:5508279 July 1989
1989
death Unknown Last of his siblings to die. I was lucky to have met him before his death. Bromley, Kent United Kingdom Source:6651999 Source:5508279 24th July 1989

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John Richard
Initials JR
Last Name Finch
Source 5508253
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
38 Devonshire Street, Mile End, London E United Kingdom their own address known 1919-09-22
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army R21460 King's Royal Rifle Corps Private
British Army R21460 King's Royal Rifle Corps Rifleman
British Army R21460 King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Battalion "In the Field" Rifleman
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Elizabeth Anne Finch nee York mother
George William Finch father

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card

External Evidence

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Link to Brother's (Gunner Frank Ernest Finch) Life Story Colin6854
Cremation record - John Richard Finch Colin6854

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Rifleman John Richard Finch Colin6854
Rfn John Richard Finch - at Vitrival, Belgium Colin6854
Rfn John Richard Finch - c1916 Colin6854
A wounded Rfn John Richard Finch with family Colin6854

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