Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
931 Trooper John Henry Finch – Nicholson Died of wounds 16 November 1915
….. suffered devastating wounds
John Finch, who had been born at Bendigo in 1875, was not a young man when he joined the 13 th  Australian Light Horse. He was single and 37 years old when he enlisted in June 1915. It is thought that he was a miner on the Nicholson River when he listed his friend, John Noury, also a miner at Nicholson, as his next of kin. He embarked from Melbourne on the Kyarra in August and landed at Suez Canal 27 September 1915. On the 3 November he landed at Gallipoli and just 13 days later he was dead. He was wounded in the body and both legs and taken to the Casualty Clearing Station where the word “destruction” was used to describe his injuries. He was buried at Ari Burnu Cemetery on the peninsula the same day he died. The evacuation of Gallipoli commenced just three weeks later. We have been unable to locate a photograph of Trooper John Finch, if you know of one, please make contact. Our group would appreciate your assistance.