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Regimental number282
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine driver
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Denis Quinlan, Naval Yard, Brooklyn, USA
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Royal Navy; purchased discharge.
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 October 1914
Place of enlistmentAt sea
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 March 1915
Discharge date15 April 1915
Other details

Tried by District Court Martial, 8 January 1915, on charge (1) whilst in confinement making a false statement; (2) wilfully making a false statement on attestation; found Guilty, sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour and to be discharged with ignominy; sentence commuted to 28 days' imprisonment, 7 May 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 20 March 1915; discharged (disciplinary: services no longer required), Melbourne, 15 April 1915.

Medals forfeited.
SourcesNAA: B2455, QUINLAN James

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