William QUADE

QUADE, William

Service Number: 1155
Enlisted: 8 March 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Berrigan, New South Wales, Australia , 26 November 1888
Home Town: Berrigan, Berrigan, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 August 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Berrigan ANZAC Remembers Memorial Walls
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, 1155, 24th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, 1155, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
19 Aug 1916: Involvement Corporal, 1155, 57th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

Corporal William Quade

From Meg Swann:

103 years ago today, 19/08/1916, our family lost Corporal William Quade SN 1155, 57th Bn. I was so pleased to fulfil a 50 year promise to my beautiful grandfather that I would one day find and visit him, and that I did in June. He was dearly loved, always remembered and will never be forgotten RIP.
Also remembered those who died with him:
Captain Frank Walter Harris SN 67, 57th Bn
2nd Lt Charles Clifford Deham St Pinnock SN 518, 57th Bn
Cpl William Roy Locke SN 3989, 57th Bn
Private Angus MacKay SN 2486, 57th Bn
Private Charles Coad SN 3485, 57th Bn
Private Frederick William Cook SN 4459, 57th Bn
Private Robert Samuel Crawford SN 3486, 57th Bn
Private William Charles Frederick Penna SN 3583, 57th Bn
Private Edmond O'Donnell SN 4559, 57th Bn

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From the Gallipoli Association

Private William Quade, 24th Battalion, B Company from Berrigan, New South Wales.

A 23 year old farmer who enlisted  1/4/1915. He embarked from Melbourne onboard HMAT Euripides on 10 May 1915.

He joined the MEF in Gallipoli on 29 August 1915 but was hospitalised with influenza between 5 & 9 November. Shortly afterwards, on 17 November, he was transferred to 1st Australian Casualty clearing station with a hernia and then moved to St Paul's Hospital, Malta by Hospital ship Galeka.

Having transferred to 57th Battalion, he was declared fit for service on the 16 June 1916 and returned to Alexandria the next day. The unit then moved to the Western Front via Marseilles where he was promoted to corporal on 20 July 1916.

Cpl Quade was killed in Action on 19 August 1916 at Pozieres, France. He is buried in Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France and commemorated in Berrigan Cemetery, New South Wales.

[Thanks to Megan Quade]