Maurice was born at Kerang, VIC in 1893 to Maurice Patrick Quinn and Margaret Havlin.
Maurice was a Box Maker and gave his address as Port Melbourne, VIC when he enlisted in the AIF on the 13th of July 1915. Initially with the 22nd Battalion he transferred to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion in May 1916 before he embarked aboard the HMAT A32 Themistocles in late July, disembarking at Plymouth, England early in September before joining his unit in France in late November.
He remained with his unit in France till the end of the war. During that time he had two weeks leave in in September 1917 and spent a week in hospital, suffering from influenza in June 1918. In September 1918 he was again granted two weeks leave, this time in England.
In December 1918 Maurice was attached to the Australian Mechanical/Motor Transport Company, France, for
instruction under the AIF education scheme for a month.
Maurice returned to England in April 1919 and embarked aboard the Mahia, returning to Australia in mid July and was discharged from the AIF at the end of August.
He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.
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