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William Frederick QUARRELL

Regimental number10897
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber worker
AddressManjimup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W J Quarrell, Manjimup, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDischarged 20 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Enlisted as 133059 Private W F Quarrell in 45th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers for service with the North Russian Relief Force
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the attack on two Bolo armoured trains. In the face of very heavy fire, he rushed one of the armoured trains, and threw two bombs into the truck which contained the naval gun and gunners and killed the whole team, thereby placing the gun out of action. Throughout he did excellent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33
Date: 1 April 1920

Date of death1 April 1969

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