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Thomas James QUINN

Regimental number4245
Place of birthMount Bryan East South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressMt Bryan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Wm Henry Quinn, Mt Bryan, South Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPSGT
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)fate illegible on n.r.
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack astride the BAY-CORBIE road on the 29th July 1918, Corporal QUINN as Section Commander, showed conspicuous bravery and courage. His handling of his section throughout the advance was done with exceptional skill and he worked indefatigably during consolidation of the newly won position. During consolidation he himself moved round in front of his position and while doing so encountered a party of 3 Bosche. These he immediately attacked and killed one when the other two "Kameraded" and he brought them in as prisoners. His dash and daring as well as his cheerful manner throughout set an inspiring example to all the men under his charge.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 April 1975

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