John QUINLAN

John Quinlan Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
06-August-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
41
Status
Single
Service No
6171
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, 17th Reinforcements
Embarked
27-October-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
04-January-1918
Place
Warneton, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Trois-Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Gowrie Junction Honour Roll.

 

John Quinlan arrived in England in January 1917. He contracted mumps at Rolleston Camp and was admitted to the Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield Park House. He eventually joined his unit in France in July. In Belgium on 1 January 1918 he was wounded by a gas attack at Warneton and evacuated to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station where he died three days later.