The Soldier's Details

Surname:
McQuade
First Name:
Ambrose
Rank:
Sergeant
Regimental #:
WX8243
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
13.07.1940
Discharged:
25.05.1946
DOB:
11.07.1908
Place of Birth:
York, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Ambrose McQuade
Mothers's Name:
Mary Ann McQuade
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Prospector & Railway Sleeper Carter
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Sime Road Camp, Changi Gaol Camp
POW#:
4/6379
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

This NCO served as a private with 11th Battalion with Regt. No. 1590 in WW1.  He was wounded at Gallipoli receiving a gunshot wound to his chest and lung.  He was then transferred to 51st Battalion fighting in France, then to 13th Machine Gun Company which later became 4th Machine Gun Battalion.

Like many WW1 veterans he stated he had no previous military service when his enlisted on 16th August 1940 with 2/4th MG Battalion.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
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