Albert George Quinn and Alexander Anthony Quinn

by David Quinn

My uncle Albert George Quinn 1899 - 1976 (my fathers older brother) enlisted when he was underage (16) and served in the 19th Battalion in France. He was wounded in 1917 (he was wounded in the leg and lost an eye) and was returned to Australia in 1918.

My uncle Alexander Anthony Quinn 1901-1943 enlisted in the Australian Army in WW2 as Alexander George Quinn using his older brothers WW1 enlistment as he was too old to serve. He served in the 2/12th Trainin Battalion and was sent to Singapore. He was captured and sent to Burma where he died in 1943. He is mentioned in Weary Dunlop's book on his experiences during WW2. The only photograph of Bert and Alex is one taken in the 1930's. Photo is of Bert and Alex.