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Harry Roy QUIN

Regimental number2035
Date of birth6 February 1889
Place of birthNorth Carlton, Victoria
SchoolSouth Brunswick State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Quin, 118 McIlwraith Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded Military Medal, Pozieres, France.
FateDied of wounds 6 July 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 7B), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Elizabeth QUIN, 118 McIlwraith Street, North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria

Military Medal

'These three sappers [QUIN, 1173 W.H. PETRASS, 3436 R. NOBLE] distinguished themselves at MOUQUET FARM on the 26th August, 1916, in preparing communication between the Quarry and Point 77. The more important part of this work had to be dug in day light under heavy fire in perfectly open ground. In spite of their casualties good progress was made by the party, the abovementioned sappers being conspicuous by their gallant efforts to push the work forward, in spite of heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsWar service: France. Awarded the Military Medal, 18 September 1916; wounded, May 1917; died of scepticaemia, 6 July 1917.
Place of burialCimetiere de St. Sever, Rouen, France

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