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Quamby, John Thomas


 Born Hobart Tasmania the son of Henry Francis and Agnes Quamby (nee Sullivan) a miner he embarked Hobart 20th October 1914 on board “HMAT Geelong” with the 12th Infantry Battalion. 

He was killed in action 25th April 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsula (previously reported missing) and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey. 

A statement in the Red Cross files by Pte A W Singleton stated 'Whilst going ashore at Anzac, Gallipoli, on the day of the landing (25th April 1915) my mate saw Pte. Quamby get hit half an inch below the right eye, and after being hit he stood up in the boat. He was bleeding very freely from his wound, and shortly afterwards fell down in the bottom of the boat. Afterwards we cannot say for certain that he is dead.' 

Two brothers also enlisted.












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