Captain Hugh Quinn, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF).
He is wearing the uniform of the AN&MEF with the cap and cap badge from the
militia Kennedy Regiment. He was a 26 year old public accountant and auditor
prior to being appointed a Captain in the 2nd AN&MEF in September 1914.
The force had been raised to capture the then German New Guinea, however, his participation in this action was short-lived, as a mutiny of thecrew of his transport ship Kanowna led to the ship being recalled before he saw any action. After returning to
he was appointed a Captain in the AIF on 28 September 1914 and embarked for overseas with E
Company, 15th Battalion from Melbourne
on 22 December 1914 aboard
He landed at Gallipoli late in the afternoon of
25 April 1915 and in subsequent weeks
served with the battalion in establishing and defending the ANZAC front line.
His abilities in these actions saw his promotion to Major on 1 May 1915.