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Frederick QUINLAN

Regimental number4761
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLittlehampton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26.3
Height5' 7.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lily Frances Quinlan, Littlehampton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian General Hospital 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 15 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 17 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 18 October 1915; joined 3rd Australian General Hospital, Gallipoli, 29 October 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 17 December 1915 (debility); discharged to duty, 3 January 1916 (rheumatism).

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Abbassia, of (1) being absent from 2 pm parade; (2) insolence to a Warrant Officer: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 3 March 1916; discharged to Base, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 4 April 1916 (bubo, suppurating); discharged to unit, 27 April 1916.

Found guilty, 13 June 1916, of being absent from duty without leave; awarded 7 days confined to barracks.

Found guilty, 18 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 4.30 pm to 10 pm, 15 July 1916: awarded 48 hours' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 26 July 1916, of being absent from 5.45 am parade: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Borda', 17 August 1916; deserted at Fremantle, 16 September 1916; returned to Adelaide on board HT 'Borda'.

Returned to duty, 2 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 4252 Frederick QUINLAN for second period of service.
Date of death5 March 1963
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, QUINLAN Frederick

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