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Jonah QUINN

Regimental number3918
Place of birthBirregurra Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBirregurra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, G Quinn, Birregurra, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous callantry on the 23rd day of August, 1918, at HERLEVILLE WOOD. During the attack when the enemy were trying to break through a small gap between our right flank and the Division on our right, this soldier, moving forward alone and firing his Lewis Gun from the hip, succeeded in holding up the attacking troops until the remainder of his platoon came forward and filled the gap. Later on when the final objective had been reached, he and his section crawled forward and established a post some hundred yards in advance where he remained engaging two hostile Machine Guns. He succeeded in silencing the enemy guns, thus allowing his platoon to consolidate.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3917 Driver Michael George QUINN, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 July 1975
Age at death85
Place of burialBirregurra Cemetery, Victoria

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