FINLAYSON William John (Bill) OBE
Australian Army Born Kalgoorlie WA 17 July 1921 Died NSW late 1997
Service No: WX35962 516. Royal Military College Duntroon. Australian Imperial Force. 2/7 Independent Company, New Guinea, South West Pacific. Korea, 3 RAR. Western Command, DAAG GSO1. Commander 1 RAR. 3 years Australian Military Mission USA. Washington. Australian Director of Combat Development. 1975 Retired Colonel. NSW Awarded the The Order of the British Empire – Officer (Military) (Imperial) (OBE) – Army-3 RAR Korea: 26 May 1953 Awarded the Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (Imperial) – State Marshal-1954 Royal Visit to South Australia: 27 April 1954. Transferred to Batemans Bay NSW Sub-Branch.