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Hugh QUINN

Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
SchoolSouthport High School (Rev. H H Dixon)
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPublic accountant and auditor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Quinn, Gladstone Hotel, Charters Towers, Queensland
Previous military serviceKennedy Regiment (Charters Towers) and Australian Expeditionary Force to Rabaul (German New Guinea)
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPlayed senior football in Charters Towers. Represented North Queensland in the finals of the State Middleweight Championships (amateur) at Brisbane in 1912
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 21), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
77
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John and Mary J Quinn of 14 Robert Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Charters Tower, Queensland
Family/military connectionsUncle: Private Arthur F Irwin, Reg No. 7359, 3rd Battalion 24th Reinforcements. Drowned at sea on 15 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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