The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Quinn
First Name:
Cecil George
Nick Name:
Bluey or George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9285
Company:
‘D’ Company, No. 13 Platoon
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

Quinn 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.

Please read about Sumatra

Please read about the evacuation of the skeletal POWs from Sumatra at the end of the war
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 Doug 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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