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William Norwood Quinert was born in Ballarat, was single and a Salesman when he enlisted in the 21st Battalion, C Company on 11 December 1914 at the age of 18. On 19 July 1916, whilst in France, he was wounded in action with a slight gunshot wound to the leg and was evacuated to England aboard a Hospital Transport ship. He recovered and was able to re-join his unit from Wounded in December of 1916 and was transferred to the 2nd Australian General Hospital from the 60th Battalion. He eventually returned to Australia from England aboard the Trisham on 8 May 1919.
He had two brothers who also served: Pte Phillip Quinert, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 11 March 1916 (Tree No. UNK); Pte Gilbert Hope QUINERT, 2nd Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919 (Tree No. 266)
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