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Richard Hugh QUINTRELL

Regimental number2391
Place of birthMoonta Mines, South Australia
SchoolMoonta Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMoulder
AddressMoonta Mines, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 2"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Quintrell, Moonta Mines, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death54
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 6), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and Mary QUINTRELL, Moonta Mines, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3886 Pte Clarence Horace QUINTRELL, 50th Bn, 16 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Attached to 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 22 April 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn as a supernumerary, Ferry Post, 16 May 1916; absorbed into the strength of 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 17 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Note on Red Cross File No 2230106: ' No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Statement, 407 Sergeant C.F. LEWIS, 32nd Bn, 12 November 1918: '[Quintrell] was running from one part of the trench occupied to a shell hole when a burst of machine gun fire caught him, and he dropped, apparently killed. This occured (sic) about 7-30 a.m. 20th July 191[6].'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, QUINTRELL Richard Hugh
Red Cross file 2230106

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