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Finch IndexCharles Edward and Alice Maude Finch

1 Charles Edward Finch Born: 21 Oct 1871 in Pirongia Died: 14 Oct 1951 in Tuakau Married: 1903 to Alice Maude Graham (Born: 11 Jul 1875, Father: George Robert Graham Mother: Fanny Bartlett Died: 21 May 1940 in Gibson Rd Tuakau ) Charles attended the Pirongis school leaving in Oct 1886 for home. By 1915 he was a stable proprietor, at Tuakau and the family lived at Gibson Road.

Children of C

1 William Harold Finch Born: 22 Nov 1900

2 Ivy Elizabeth Finch Born: 16 Jan 1903 Died: 25 Feb 1980 Married: 1929 to Leonard David Williams Born: 23 Mar 1903 Died: 17 Jul 1977

3 Eileen Finch Born: 05 Sep 1904 attended St Joseph's School Paeroa leaving on 04 Jun 1915 Destination Sydney

4 Stanley Graham Finch (Born: 21 Jun 1904 Died: 01 Jul 1961 in Hamilton aged 57 yrs. Crem Purewa Cemetery 04 Jul 1961. Ashes location Hamilton East Cemetery C06.01)Stanley went to the Harrisville School in 13 Nov 1911 from Ohaupo School and left  Apr 1918 for Pukekohe DHS. The 1921 NZ Gazette: Name FINCH Stanley Graham Place Auckland Occupation Public Public Service Examination. Stanley married in 1935 to Maud Jane Sinton (Born: 1908, Died: 1998 in Hamilton aged 94 years. Bur.  Hamilton East Cemetery) They lived at 40 Thackeray Street, Hamilton and Stanley was employed at a dairy factory. Their family

i Raewyn Lorna Finch Born: in Hamilton mar Frederick Greeville

ii Jocelyn Finch

iii Judith Ann Finch Born: Abt. 1937 Died: 1945

5 Thomas Sefton Finch Born: 29 Apr 1906 Died: 09 Jun 1989 in Auckland Age 83 Crem. Purewa Cemetery Location Purewa B03.32

6 Charles Raymond Finch Born: 07 Nov 1908 He became a joiner and died aged 26Y on 16 Dec 1934 and was buried at Alexandra Redoubt cemetery, Tuakau B05.24

7 Nita Maude Finch Born: 07 Nov 1908 Died: 09 Sep 1996

Arthur Claude Finch Born: 16 Jun 1916 Died: 18 Apr 1941 aged 25 yrs in Greece He served in the 18th Infantry Battalion


The shelling persisted on 15 April. The New Zealand artillery was under constant fire, which meant that the Bren carriers got their share. During the day the first shells fell on Lava, and 18 Battalion lost its first man killed in action, Private Claude Finch of the transport platoon. Of the forward troops, only 14 Platoon on the extreme left had any shelling.