Quarrell, Henry George
Number TX16196 Death Date 22/06/1945
Place of Death Bougainville
Death Died of wounds
Bomana War Cemetery
Born 22 July 1925 at
Collinsvale Tasmania to Anthony Gordon and Bertha Kathleen Quarrell he was a
plasterer when he enlisted in the 58/59 AIF.
He died at Bougainville from wounds received.
Quigley, Maxwell Timothy
Service Number H/1552
Place of Death
HMAS Armidale (ship sunk)
of DeathLast seen escaping on raft
Born 27th March
, John Quigley was living at
18 St. George Square
, Launceston when he enlisted and was posted to HMAS Armidale.
11th June 1942 the ship was ordered to resupply
and evacuate troops and civilians from
by Japanese reconnaissance aircraft as they left
, Armidale survived repeated air attacks but reached Betano too late to
rendezvous with her sister ship Karu which had already made for open water. HMAS
Armidale found Kuru 110 kilometres off Timor and the refugees were
transferred to Castlemaine, which then returned to
. Kuru and Armidale were ordered to continue the operation in
daylight. Both came under further attack and Armidale was sunk.
survivors, having been strafed by the attacking aircraft, constructed a
makeshift raft to which they lashed a half-submerged and badly-damaged whaler.
The wounded were put aboard a small motor boat that had survived the sinking.
When it became clear they would not be rescued, the captain and 21 other men
(two of whom died) made for Australian waters in the motor boat, rowing much of
the way because the engine was damaged. Two days later, another 29 survivors
began the same precarious journey in the whaler, by now salvaged but in need of
remaining survivors clung to the raft and awaited rescue. After harrowing
journeys the men in the motor boat and whaler were picked up, but the men left
on the raft disappeared without trace.
planes sighted the raft on December 7 and 8, dropping food each time, but were
unable to land because of rough water. When they returned on December 9, there
was no trace of it.
Maxwell Timothy Quigley was
one of the men lost on the raft