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QUIGLEY Eric Joseph

Service: Army – CMF and 2/2 Australian Infantry Battalion
Service number: VX125135
Locality on Enlistment: Coragulac
Duration of Service: 2 Mar 1942 – 12 Jun 1946
Prisoner of War: No
Honours: None for display
Date and Place of Birth: 6 Jul 1923 Colac
Parents: Francis John QUIGLEY and Olive Emily HURST
Spouse: Shirley PERKINS
School/s: St Brendans Coragulac
Occupation: Farmer
Date and Place of Death: 4 Apr 1966 Colac
Place of Burial: Colac Cemetery

NOTES: Eric Quigley was a 19 year old farmer living on the family farm in Coragulac.  He served in the CMF from 02 Mar 1942 to 26 Apr 1943, and then joined the AIF and became a member of 2/2nd Infantry Battalion.  1943 and 1944 were spent training in northern Queensland, and the 2/2nd’s last campaign of the war was the drive to clear the Japanese from the Aitape-Wewak region of New Guinea between December 1944 and August 1945.  Australian War Memorial