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Richard QUANTRILL

Regimental number2474
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTailor
Address13 Harrington Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, Miss Edith Quantrill, 40 South Borough Road, South Hackney, London, England
Enlistment date11 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the attack on PERONNE on 1st September 1918 this N.C.O. rendered the greatest assistance to his Company Commander in controlling and reorganising his section. When the objective was reached he took charge of an isolated post on the Left Flank displaying splendid powers of leadership and control. Under heavy artillery and machine gun fire he assisted in digging out several men who had been buried by shells and helped attending to the wounded. At all times he set a splendid example to the men of his Platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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