QUINN, Roland Martin
(Service number 5/564)

Aliases In one record given as Ronald Martin QUINN
First Rank Lieutenant Last Rank Captain


Date 29 August 1871 Place of Birth India

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment A.D.S. and T., Canterbury, New Zealand
Previous Military Experience Service in the Imperial Army from November 1887, 2nd Battalion, Scottish Rifles. Active service in India. Serive in China - Boxer Rising, 1900-01. First appointment in New Zealand was as sergeant instructor to the Army Service Corps.
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret Rose QUINN (wife), C/o Defence Department, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Army Service Corps
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Army Service Corps

Military Awards

Campaigns North West Frontier of India; Egypt; Western Front
Service Medals Chitral Medal and Bar in 1895; Tirah medal in 1897-98; medal & two bars for service in China.
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Wounded, Invalided to New Zealand, 15 May 1917.

Post-war Occupations


Date 2 February 1918 Age 46 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Cemetery, Wellington
Memorial Reference Plot 102. W.R.
New Zealand Memorials 2015 additions to the Tiimaru Memorial Wall

Biographical Notes

Son of James & Catherine QUINN; husband of Margaret Rose QUINN, of 96 Moxham Avenue, Hataitai, Wellington. Accorded a military funeral.


Cenotaph Database [16 October 2013]; CWGC [27 October 2013]; Indian Army Quarterly List for 1 January 1912 ( [27 October 2013]; Press, 4, 5 & 8 February 1918, & Otago Daily Times, 7 February 1918  (Papers Past) [27 October 2013]; Wellington City Council headstone image, Karori Cemetery [27 October 2013]   

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