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Richard QUANTOCK

Regimental number2874
Place of birthSheffield England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Quantock, Walkley, Sheffield, England
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on the 5th April 1918 against our positions opposite DERNANCOURT and ALBERT. This N.C.O. rendered most gallant and timely service in keeping the six guns in action notwithstanding the heavy shell fire directed against the Battery, and it was very largely due to his courage and energy that his guns continued effective throughout the day. When the Sergeant of No. 1 gun was wounded, Corporal QUANTOCK at once took command and most effectively carried on the service of the gun. His service throughout has been excellent and a fine example to the Battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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