Eric Charles Finlason, 5th Seaforth Highlanders

1898 Apr 18. Born Dublin. From Rathmines Catholic Birth Registers

1901 census I cannot find them. The father is a boarder in Cork

69 Holmdene Avenue Herne Hill

1911 census at 69 Holmdene Avenue Herne Hill SE

1917 Mar 28. From attached, transferred as officers to regular battalions. Seaforth highlanders. 2nd Lt. E C Finlason. This appears to be the date of his commission as well

1917 May 12. Lands in France

1918 Sep 18. Promoted from temp 2nd Lt to temp Lt. Seaforth Highlanders E C Finlason

1919 Oct 14. Sea. Highrs. Temp. Lt. E. C. Finlason relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt

1920 Oct 13. Joined ADRIC with service no 715. Posted to L Coy

1921 Apr 13. Fined £2 By L Coy Commander

1921 Apr 13. "Resignation accepted"

1926 Dec 8. Leaves UK for Gold Coast. A Trader, he travels 1st class. Of Alleyn Rd, Dulwich. He lives in West Africa

1930 May 18. Reserve of Officers, from General List to Seaforth Highlanders . Lt E C Finlason

1943 Jan 23. Arrives in UK from Lagos. Army Officer.

1945 Jan 11. Arrives in UK from Lagos. 23 Cedar Rd, Sutton Surrey. Army Officer

1948 Aug 14. Lt (War subs Capt) E C Finlason having reached the age limit of recall, relinquishes his commission, and is granted the hon. rank of Major

1951 Jan/Mar Married in Lewisham, London to Patricia J Pocock

1952 Mar 7. Hon Major Eric Charles Finlason,(43730) late Lt Seaforth Highlanders to be 2nd Lt in Territorial Army

1956 Mar 31. Capt E C Finlason relinquishes his commission (Hon Major, late Seaforth)

1976 Oct 2. died aged 78. Died on the Ostend to Dover Ferry crossing

 

 

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