Lance Corporal 12928 JAMES FINCH of the 8th Battalion, the Norfolk Regiment died on 2 July 1916, aged 21.
On 1st July, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 8th Norfolks reached their objective but at a cost of over a hundred dead and wounded.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at Holy Trinity church, Sydenham and the Sydenham, Forest Hill & District Tradesmen’s Benefit Society.
He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Finch, of 36, Willow Walk, Sydenham.
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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