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Regimental number2009
Place of birthKinnitty, King's Co, Ireland
SchoolKinnitty National School, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWilliam Quegan, Kinnithy, Kings Co, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary QUEGAN, Kinnitty, King's Co, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 24 June 1915 (venereal disease: soft sores); transferred to Fleet Sweeper, 24 June 1915, and admitted to 16th Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 25 June 1915; transferred to Base, Alexandria, 29 June 1915; admitted to Detention Barracks, Isolation Hospital, Abbassia, 30 June 1915; discharged to duty, 8 July 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 6 August 1915, and transferred to Hospital Ship; died at sea on board HS 'Sicilia' of wounds received in action, 6 August 1915 (gun shot wound, penetrating abdomen).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, QUEGAN John

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