Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
4545291   Private John Finlay
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince Of Wales) (British Army)
Died: 11/06/1942 (Unknown)
Age: 33
John Finlay was the son of Bella Finlay. He was born about 1909. Private John Finlay was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) when he died on 11th June 1942. The CWGC records Private John Finlay as the son of Bella McIlveen of Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Benghazi War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave 8-C-29
CWGC Casualty 2063906
Benghazi is a seaport on the Mediterranean. The cemetery is about 7 kilometres south-east of Benghazi in the Fuihat area, about 300 metres from the childrens' hospital on the opposite side of the road. From the city centre take the road following the coast past the sports stadium. Approximately 2 kilometres beyond the stadium is a large roundabout with a flyover on to the Tripoli road. Turn left at this roundabout, and the War Cemetery is found 3 kilometres along this road on the left hand side. NB: Benghazi War Cemetery should not be confused with Benghazi British Military Cemetery passed after about 1 kilometre on the right side of the road.
References and Links
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1 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Finlay's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023