George Urban QUINN

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QUINN, George Urban

Service Number: SX11084
Enlisted: 27 January 1941
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Birkenhead, South Australia , 17 January 1919
Home Town: Birkenhead, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Le Fevre Peninsula School, South Australia
Occupation: Leather Worker
Died: Killed In Action, Egypt, 22 July 1942, aged 23 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Alamein Memorial, Column 91, Egypt., Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein, Marsa Matruh, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

27 Jan 1941: Enlisted Private, SN SX11084, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia as 4th Reinforcement for 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion 2nd A.I.F.
27 Jan 1941: Involvement Corporal, SN SX11084, 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
27 Jan 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
27 Jan 1941: Enlisted Private, 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
27 Jan 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN SX11084, 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
14 May 1941: Embarked Private, SN SX11084, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Disembarked in Middle East at Dimra as reinforcement for 2nd/48 Infantry Battalion.
31 Jul 1941: Transferred Private, 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion, Taken on Strength to new unit, 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion at Dimra, Middle East.
21 Oct 1941: Promoted Lance Corporal, 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion, Promoted at Dimra, Middle East.
13 Apr 1942: Promoted Corporal, 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion, Rank of Corporal confirmed, Dimra, Egypt.
22 Jul 1942: Wounded Corporal, SN SX11084, 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein, Killed in Action fighting with his unit in Egypt.
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

His brother Lieutenant Robert Berrima (Bob) Quinn MM survived the war