Born: Feb­ru­ary 3, 1882, St. Ma­ry­le­bone, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Ap­ril 5, 1974, Knights­wood Hos­pi­tal, Glas­gow, Scot­land.

Buried: Hel­ens­burgh Ce­me­te­ry, Hel­ens­burgh, Ar­gyll, Scot­land.


Kenneth was the son of Pro­fess­or D. W. Fin­lay of Ab­er­deen, Scot­land.

He at­tend­ed Ro­bert Gor­don’s Col­lege in Ab­er­deen, and Mer­chis­ton Cas­tle School, Ed­in­burgh.

A mem­ber of the Roy­al In­sti­tute of Na­val Ar­chi­tects (RI­NA), Fin­lay switched to a mu­sic ca­reer in 1928.

He stu­died at the Roy­al Aca­de­my of Mus­ic, then at the Teach­ers’ Train­ing Col­lege, Jor­dan­hill, Glas­gow.

He be­came Mu­sic Mas­ter at the Ir­vine Roy­al Aca­de­my, and re­tired in 1947.

He is re­mem­bered as a con­trib­ut­or to the Trans­act­ions of the RINA, and com­pos­er of hymn tunes.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fin­lay (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),