The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Quinn
First Name:
Cecil George
Nick Name:
Bluey or George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9285
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
9.01.1946
DOB:
27.07.1903
Place of Birth:
Wagin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Francis Philip Daniel Quinn
Mothers's Name:
Harriet Quinn
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Barber
Singapore:
Escaped to Sumatra, Gloe Gloer, Atjeh Party, Pakan Baroe-Moearo Railway
Return Details 1945:
Sumatra-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Sydney, HMT Highland Chieftan; Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action north Lim Chu Kang Road on 9/2/1942. He was wounded again on 11/2/1942 receiving a shrapnel wound to his left foot.

Quinn escaped to Sumatra from Singapore.  Quinn was with Magill and Hopson.  Read about their escape to Sumatra.

Cecil Quinn was a Collie boy. Please read about the Collie Boys.

According to social notes recorded in ‘Borehole Bulletin’ January 1972 – George lived about 20 miles out of Jerramungup; his farmhouse built high on a hill which got a nice cool breeze in the hot weather.   Ruth and Gus Magor toured the south and visited them.  George’s property had been hit by a bad storm two months earlier.  They had lost a lot of sheep.  George, his wife and daughter were bright and cheerful!

The Magor’s were calling on several 2/4th boys – previously staying with Holdings at Narrogin, where they also met Blue Wilson’s brother who informed them ‘Blue’ had flown in from Hong Kong for a brief visit to see family.  Then to Gnowangerup, the Quinns at Jerramungup, to Albany, Manjimup to Collie where they stayed with Dough and Stella Tanner for a night.  Doug celebrating his 50th birthday.

Camp Locations:

  • Atjeh Party, Blangkedjeren - Sumatra
  • Gloe Gloer Camp - Sumatra
  • Pakan Baroe-Moearo - Sumatra **
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