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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Private Maurice Richard Quinn

INFO REQUIRED - 1. What is his connection to Bacchus Marsh?
Service No.:
2426 (2)
2nd Pioneers
Tree No.:
Planted by:
Cr. J McMahon
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Maurice was born in 1893 at Kerang, Vic, to Maurice Quinn and Margaret Havlin.

Maurice was a Box Maker and gave his address as Port Melbourne when he enlisted on the 13th of July 1915, aged 22. He embarked aboard the HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th July 1915.

Maurice disembarked at Plymouth, England on the 11th of September 1916 and allocated to the 2nd Pioneers. He joined his unit in the field on the 25th November 1916. In September 1917 he was granted 10 days leave in France. In July 1918 Maurice spent a week in hospital suffering from influenza. In September 1918 he had two weeks leave in England.

Maurice was attached to the Australian Mechanical / Motor Transport Company under AIF educational scheme in December. He rejoined his unit in France in January 1919, returning to England in April and embarking for Australia in June per the Mahia, disembarking in the middle of July and discharged from the AIF on the 31st of August 1919.

He is listed on the Shire of Bacchus Marsh Roll of Honour, the Bacchus Marsh & District Roll of Honour and the Balliang & District Honor Roll.


  1. GNR is an abbreviation for gunner. I can not find evidence he was a gunner, they are usually found in the Artillery.
  2. There are several Maurice Quinn's to choose from but I think this is the correct person because a package was sent to Alfred Slack of the 2nd Pioneers to which Maurice Quinn replied (The Bacchus Marsh Express 28 July 1917)

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Last updated by lee, Mon, 07 Jun 2021 18:21:24