William James Patrick QUINN

QUINN, William James Patrick

Service Number: 975
Enlisted: 14 March 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Machine Gun Company
Born: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Singleton, Northumberland, New South Wales
Schooling: St Xavier's Catholic School, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Railway Shunter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, North Sydney Tramways Pictorial Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

14 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 975, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 975, 20th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 975, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
8 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Machine Gun Company, From 20th Battalion, at Moascar
5 May 1917: Involvement Sergeant, 975, 5th Machine Gun Company

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Joseph Quinn and Sarah Jane Quinn nee Chapman of Frederick Street, Petersham, NSW formerly of Singleton, NSW.

Brother of Charles Gladstone Quinn MID who returned to Australia on 19 July 1918 having served with the 53rd Battalion.

Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal