The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Quinn
First Name:
Daniel Adair Cormack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX5054
Classification:
Cook
Company:
‘A’ Company, No 12 Platoon
Enlisted:
23.07.1940
Discharged:
30.08.1946
DOB:
24.08.1895
Place of Birth:
Grimsby, England
Father's Name:
Thomas Quinn
Mothers's Name:
Ada Quinn
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer and Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; River Valley Road Camp; A.G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi (August 1942-January 1943); Selarang Barracks Changi; Changi Gaol Camp;Kranji Hospital Woodlands
POW#:
1/9038
Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Perth-Duke of Gloucester’s aircraft ‘Endeavour'; Soldier was evacuated to 110 (P)MH ex 2/14th Australian General Hospital Singapore

General Description

This soldier enlisted from Kalgoorlie with AIF on 26 January 1916, serving as a sapper with 2nd Tunnelling Coy with Rgt. No. 856. He was blown up at Sallon Farm in September 1916 whence he was invalided to England.  He was involved in the mining at Charleroi, Belgium in 1918 and invalided out of the AIF with a tumour on 18th August 1919.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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