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Charles QUINN

Regimental number481
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers, Abbotsford, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBootmaker
Address19 Rifle Street, Raphael, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Hugh Quinn, 64 Clarke Street, Northcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBundaberg, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularProminent member of Abbotsford Swimming Club (details from sister).
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 49), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
77
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Elizabeth QUINN. Native of Adelaide
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 18 May 1915 (arms and back); transferred to HS 'Franconia', 22 May 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 8 June 1915; to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 9 June 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 28 July 1915.

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, QUINN Charles

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