Harrie Osborne QUINCE


QUINCE, Harrie Osborne

Service Number: 1386
Enlisted: 31 August 1915, Lithgow, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
Born: Booligal, New South Wales, Australia, 11 November 1886
Home Town: Portland, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Miner / Labourer
Died: Pneumonia, France, 2 December 1918, aged 32 years
Cemetery: St. Pol British Cemetery, St. Pol-sur-Ternoise
Plot III, Row D, Grave 2 Headstone Inscription "SACRED HEART OF JESUS HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Portland District War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Sapper, SN 1386, Mining Corps, Lithgow, NSW
20 Feb 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 1386, Mining Corps
20 Feb 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 1386, Mining Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
25 Oct 1916: Promoted Australian Army (Post WW2), Corporal
1 Aug 1918: Promoted Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant
2 Dec 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 1386, Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harrie Osborne QUINCE was born on 11th November, 1886 in Booligal, New South Wales

His parents were Edward QUINCE & Annie Elizabeth DORAN

He married Caroline Mary BYRNE on 26th December, 1911 in St Vincents Roman Catholic Church at Portland, NSW  - two known children, Osborne Richard b. 1914 & Mary E b. 1916

He enlisted in Lithgow on 31st August, 1915 & embarked from Sydney on 20th February 1916 on the HMAT Ulysses with the Mining Corp reinforcement 1

Harrie fell ill with influenza and subsequently died from pneumonia in the 12th Stationary Hospital in Rouen, France and is buried in St Pol British Cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial


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