Name: Daniel Augustine Quinn

 

Birth Date: 1893 Where: Hobart, Tasmania
Died: 29th July, 1916 Where: Pozieres, France
Place of Enlistment: Claremont, Tasmania Age: 21
Serial Number: 941 Battalion: 26th
Rank on Enlistment: Private Rank on Discharge/Death: Lance Corporal

Awards: 1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal 1914 - 1920, Victory Medal,

 

Photograph Quinn
Service Details:

 

 

14 April

1915                      Enlisted

9 June

1915                      Embarked Australia

August

1915                      Embarked Egypt

10 Sept. – 12 Dec.

1915                      Gallipoli

11 December

1915                      Promoted Lance Corporal

21 March

1916                      France

6/7 June

1916                      Trench Raid

28 July

1916                      Killed in Action, Pozieres (Sausage Valley)

 

 

 

 

Biographical Details:

Daniel Quinn was the fifth son of Mr & Mrs John Quinn of Hobart. Daniel's mother wrote to the Mercury. Her letter was published on July 25, 1916 - 3 days before Daniel's death. In the letter Mrs Quinn added a copy of a letter Daniel wrote on June 10th in London while enjoying the special leave given to the participants in the trench raid. Daniel claims to have personally captured a german soldier and delivered him to the Brigadier General. (That would have been the 7th Brigade commander, Brigadier General John Paton.). Daniel expected to be mentioned in despatches. That never happened. None of the raiders was mentioned in despatches for his actions in that raid.