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Vincent Noel Quigan

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Vincent Noel AWMM
  • Surname
    Quigan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1465 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 December 1911 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM 37 Ihaka Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 37 Ihaka Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Margaret Quigan (mother), 37 Ihaka Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Margaret Quigan (mother), 37 Ihaka Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1465 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    21 June 1945 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Quigan, Vincent Noel. (Ref. WO 373/12/558). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Four sons, brothers John Francis Quigan (6608); Maurice William Quigan (1994); Vincent Noel Quigan (1465) and Kevin Roger Quigan (441825) served in WW2. All of them returned home safely after the war.

    WO II V. N. Quigan, MM, m.i.d.; Woodville; born Palmerston North, 25 Dec 1911; labourer. (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p.586.)

    'One place that was thought safe was the Hove Dump, because of the steep face of the valley on the enemy's side. But on 7 May, after a night of shelling by heavy guns throughout the S. Elia area, a shell fell into the dump late in the morning and started a fire. Other shells followed, and when the fire grew the enemy added to it with more shells. The blaze got quite out of hand as the afternoon wore on and exploding shells Sapperayed the areas of 46 Battery and the 4th Field RHQ. The battery cookhouse was destroyed. WO II Quigan, the BSM, risked his life to get transport away from the flames and to move supplies that were threatened. For this and for later work beyond Sora Quigan was awarded an MM. Several other men of 46 Battery including Gunners Halke and Davis, also rescued vehicles from the vicinity of the fire while the enemy was still shelling the valley. The fire blazed all through the night and the Hove Dump was completely burnt out. It was replaced by another dump which began to grow near Acquafondata. WO II V. N. Quigan, MM, m.i.d.; Woodville; born Palmerston North, 25 Dec 1911; labourer.' (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p. 586.) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1988 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 148 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 102 AWMM
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.586. AWMM

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