Herbert Francis Quinn

First Name: 
Herbert
Middle Name: 
Francis
Last Name: 
Quinn
Alternate Spelling: 
Albert
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, November 14, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
30th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Herbert Quinn (Service No 4650) was born in Jamberoo, NSW in May 1895. He had spent time in the 37th Infantry, CMF. He was a single 21 year old carpenter when he enlisted. Herbert embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana with 12th Reinforcements, 30th Battalion on 25th November 1916.

After training in England he arrived in France on 30th April 1917. Herbert saw service on the Western Front where on 29th September 1918 he was wounded in action and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to the head.

Herbert returned to Australia in February 1919 and was discharged on 27th November 1919. He died in 1964. His enlistment papers give his name as Herbert, not Albert, though this is the name used by the AIF Project and the Australian War Memorial lists.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, QUINN HERBERT FRANCIS

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