Rupert Gustave Quist

First Name: 
Rupert
Middle Name: 
Gustave
Last Name: 
Quist
Mother's Name: 
Olive Maud Margaretta (nee Lee)
Father's Name: 
John Quist
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, July 29, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3 Battalion / 53rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, July 19, 1916
Place of Death: 
Fromelle, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private Rupert Quist (service no. 3524) was born circa 1895.  As a young 20 year old he worked as a dental mechanic, probably working with his father who was a dentist in Wollongong at the time.

Prior to enlisting Rupert had served in the Citizen Military Forces (CMF). He embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with 11th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion on 2nd November, 1915. After arriving in Egypt he was transferred on 16th February 1916 to the new 53rd Battalion and sailed to France. He was engaged in the Battle of Fromelles and is one of the 5533 casualties of that disaster.

He is remembered on the Memorial Wall in VC Corner Australia Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France.

Rupert's brother Harold Quist (Service no. 1987) also served.

 

 

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, QUIST RUPERT GUSTAVE

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