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James Henry QUINN

Regimental number5187
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMaitland, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFriend, Mr J Honnor, Farmer, Maitland, South Australia
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During a counter-attack near MERRIS on 30th June, 1918 Lance Corporal QUINN with his Lewis gun was covering the advance of his platoon when temporary disorganisation occurred owing to the platoon N.C.Os., two Sergeants and two Corporals, being wounded by the heavy enemy fire. Lance Corporal QUINN whilst continuing to fight his Lewis gun took charge of his platoon, re-organised and led them forward a further 150 yards, drove out the enemy, consolidated and held the position. By his leadership and courage he saved the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 November 1973

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