James Quigg

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Quigg, Gunner James no. 125.

36th Heavy Artillery Group (Siege Brigade).

George Street, Canterbury.


Born 1876, son of James & Maria Quigg.

Enlisted 5/6/1915, aged 34.



Next of kin, mother, Mrs M. Quigg, George Street, Canterbury. Address on enlistment, Artillery Barracks, Newcastle.

Embarked from Melbourne 17/7/1915 per HMAT A67 Orsova.

Casualty list SMH 13/9/1915 Seriously ill in King George’s Hospital, London.

Casualty list SMH 5/10/1915 Progressing favourably.

Casualty list SMH 29/10/1915 Progress report: much better (surname given as Uigg).

Returned to Australia 12/12/1915.

SMH 5/1/1916 Left England on a transport 12/12/1915; due in Melbourne 25/1/1916, and in Sydney a few days later.

SMH 2/2/1916 Returned troops arrived 1/2/1916. Gunner J. Quigg.

Died 1917.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002