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David Landers Quintal

Names, WW1, Waipu War Memorial (photo G.A. Fortune, 1999) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Names, WW1, Waipu War Memorial (photo G.A. Fortune, 1999) - Image has All Rights Reserved


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Landers AWMM
  • Surname
    Quintal AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/942 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1874 Military Personnel file Norfolk IslandAustralia Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Aug 1914 AWMM Titoki, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.J. Fraser (friend), Maungatapere, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/942 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 December 1914 Military Personnel file
    Age 37 AWMM
    Bushman/Civilian Military Personnel file
    Military Personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW1
      Bir Abu Raml, Egypt Military Personnel file
      03 Aug 1916-20 December 1916 AWMM
      Reported missing 3 August 1916 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Afion Kara Hissar, Turkey AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWI 1226 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 1915 AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • 1915 AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM
      11 stone 7 pounds AWMM
    • 1915 AWMMEye colour, WWI AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • 1915 AWMMRemarks, WWI AWMM
      slightly defective hearing AWMM
    • 1915 AWMMDental, WWI AWMM
      artificial AWMM
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died whilst a Prisoner of War of enteritis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Reported in the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F, 14.2.1917, p.284, that Trooper Quintal is a prisoner of war in Turkey and gives his address as Afion Kara Hissar.

      Quintal is mentioned in a statement made by Private Martin (7/869a) on 13 December 1918, regarding capture and experience as a POW. The document is held on ACF50384 a paper file in the Armoury Information Centre. AWMM
    • He was born at Norfolk Island on 14 July 1865. His parents were John & Dinah Quintal (nee Evans). After he was orphaned (abt 5 years old) he was raised by Capt. Jacobs & Jessie Fraser. They lived on Brooks Rd, Waipu. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 1 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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About death

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  • Death
    20 December 1916 AWMM
    TurkeyAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Waziriah Area of the Al-Russafa district, Baghdad, Iraq AWMM XXI. M. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    (December 20.)
    QUINTAL, DAVID LANDERS, trooper died while a prisoner of war in Turkey (Mrs M. A. Quintal, Sydney, sister). (March 24.) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 24 May 2018 - Paperspast Online (Extract from the EVENING STAR, 29 Mar 1917)
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Waipu War Memorial, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Maungatapere Memorial Church, State Highway 14, Maungatapere, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 December 2018SandraWaipuResearcher
25 May 2018SandraNorthlandResearcher
31 July 2017Norman WaipuResearcher

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