Commemorated:

    

Awards & Titles:

Victoria Cross
Meritorious Service Medal
Mentioned in Despatches
 

Military :

Unit :  Royal Marine Artillery 

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.

Citation(s) :

  On 22/23 April 1918 at Zeebrugge, Belgium, Sergeant Finch was second in command of the pom-poms and Lewis gun in the foretop of HMS Vindictive. At one period Vindictive was being hit every few seconds, but Sergeant Finch and the officer in command kept up a continuous fire, until two heavy shells made direct hits on the foretop killing or disabling everyone except Sergeant Finch who was, however, severely wounded. Nevertheless, he remained in his battered and exposed position, harassing the enemy on the Mole until the foretop received another direct hit, putting the remainder of the armament completely out of action.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Lodge of Hope No. 2153 E.C.Hampshire & IOW

Initiated
Passed
Raised
18th September 1918
23rd October 1918
29th November 1918
 

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