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John Woolgar QUICK

Regimental number1481
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
Address143 Malvern Road, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinE Quick, 143 Malvern Road, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 15th April in the vicinity of LONGATTE, the 43rd Battery was heavily shelled. Sergeant QUICK was in charge of his gun, when ti was struck by a shell, killing eight of his men and wounding several others in the vicinity. Although still under heavy shell fire and himself wounded in three places, he assisted in getting the wounded away to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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

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