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Cyril James Claridge McQUIE

Regimental number2654
Place of birthCaulfield Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressHarrison Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J B McQuie, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Initative and gallantry when in temporary command of his Platoon, and powers of leadership and organisation.' (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: "28 September 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Work at Lihons on 10 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'At the commencement of the attack on GLENCORSE WOOD east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, when his platoon commander was wounded, Sgt. MCQUIE immediately took charge of the platoon. Although himself twice wounded in the arm and grazed by a bullet on the head shortly afterwards, he carried on until he had collected all the scattered parts of his platoon and constructed a platoon post. He was by this time in a state of exhaustion, but would not leave his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Bar to Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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