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Gilbert Hope QUINERT

Regimental number6484
Date of birth12 December 1894
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolBallarat State School, Victoria (only to Grade 4)
Address6 Armstrong Street, North Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.75"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Quinert, 6 Armstrong Street, North Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets (Volunteer).; Served in the Junior and Senior Cadets (Voluntary), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, 12th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Discharge date8 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 672 Pte Phillip QUINERT, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 11 March 1916; 723 Pte William Norwood QUINERT, 2nd Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Enlisted, 7 September 1914; discharged 31 January 1915 on account of refusing to undergo vaccination and inoculation. (Attestation forms did not at that time ask: 'Are you prepared to undergo inoculation against smallpox and enteric fever?')

Re-enlisted, 15 May 1915 (indicating willingness to be vaccinated and inoculated). Embarked for overseas, 11 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 8 December 1915.

Embarked at Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916. Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Marseilles, 28 April 1916; discharged to duty, 26 May 1916. Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital (neurotic heart), 3 December 1916; discharged to duty, 6 December 1916. Granted leave to the United Kingdom, 6 February 1917; returned from leave, 23 February 1917.Found guilty of being absent without leave; awarded 3 days confined to barracks, 2 May 1917. Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 31 May 1917; discharged to duty, 19 June 1917. Proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 5 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 21 February 1918. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 19-21 February 1918; admonished and awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 18 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 9 February 1919. Marched out for return to Australia, 21 March 1919. Embarked from England on board 'Norman', 4 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 August 1919. Discharged, 8 November 1919.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death29 March 1977
Age at death83
Place of burialCremated: Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria

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