John Frederick QUAYE


QUAYE, John Frederick

Service Number: 2977
Enlisted: 11 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion
Born: Douglas, Isle of Man, 13 September 1887
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: GSW to spine, 7/6/1917, Messines, Belgium, National Hospital, Queens Square, London, 24 June 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Kirk Braddan (St. Brendan) New Churchyard, Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Grave No. 1391 - Private family grave)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rozelle Sydney Harbour Trust Officers and Employees Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2977, 45th Infantry Battalion
8 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2977, 45th Infantry Battalion
8 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2977, 45th Infantry Battalion, SS Port Nicholson, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 24th June......Private John Frederick Quaye was born at Douglas, Isle of Man in 1887. He was listed on the Australian Electoral Roll for 1913 in the subdivision of Merrylands, NSW.

John Frederick Quaye enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 11th July, 1916 as a 25 yr old Driver from Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW.
Private Quaye arrived in England on 10th January, 1917 for further training before being sent to the War Front. He was posted to 12th Training Battalion at Codford, Wiltshire then proceeded to France & joined 45th Battalion on 6th April, 1917.

Private Quaye was wounded in action on 7th June, 1917. He was invalided to England on Hospital Ship Newhaven on 18th June, 1917 with a gunshot wound to the spine.

Private John Frederick Quaye died on 24th June, 1917 at National Hospital, Queens Square, London from wounds received in France – fractured spine. He was buried in St. Brendan New Churchyard, Kirk Braddon, Isle of Man – Plot number 1391 (Private family Grave). He has a private headstone shared with family members but his death is still acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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