|Place of birth||Waverley, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss Corrigan, 33 Fort Street, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA49 Seang Choon on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||1374|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 5389 Pte Ernest James QUIRK, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919; 961 Pte Maurice QUIRK, 19th Bn, killed in action, 7 April 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallpoli evacuation).
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.
Absent without leave, 9 May 1916; rejoined Bn, 19 May 1916.
Detached to Summer Rest Camp, 13 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 August 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 10 September 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 25 September 1917.
Missing, absent without leave, 7 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 22 October 1917.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, 26 November 1917, on charge of when on Active Service, deserting His Majesty's Service, 7 October 1917 (absent from 1500, 7 October, till 2315, 15 October 1917); found Not Guilty of desertion, but Guilty of being absent without leave: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.
By sworn declaration, 29 May 1918, assumed true name of William John QUIRK.
Wounded in action, 8 June 1918 (shrapnel wound, upper right arm); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 9 June 1918; transferred same day to 15th Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 11 June 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 16 June 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 29 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 5 July 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 12 August 1918 (debility), and transferred same day to 55th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 21, 13 August 1918, and admitted to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 13 August 1918; transferred to Convalescent Depot, 26 August 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 10 October 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 13 October 1918.
Re-allotted Regimental Number 1374.
On leave to United Kingdom, 7 November 1918; rejoined Bn, 5 December 1918.
Found guilty, 23 December 1918, of being absent without leave from 2100, 20 December, until reporting back at 1545, 21 December 1918: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 8 days' pay.
Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, England, 3 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kashmir', 9 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 23 April 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 1 July 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||True next of kin: Mrs Mary QUIRK, wife, 26 Thorne Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CORRIGAN William James|