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16411   Private John Quinn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 30/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
John Quinn was born in Brackaville, Coalisland. He was married to Catherine Quinn. They lived at Railway View, Dungannon. John Quinn enlisted in Cookstown. Private John Quinn was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Tuesday 30th January 1917. He is listed on Dungannon War Memorial.
Further Information
John Quinn was born in Brackaville, Coalisland.
John Quinn was married to Catherine Quinn. They lived at Railway View, Dungannon.
John Quinn enlisted in Cookstown.
Medal card
Private John Quinn was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Tuesday 30th January 1917.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 8th February 1917: Private John Quinn
Newspaper Report
Mrs Catherine Quinn, 1 Railway View Dungannon, received the distressing intimation on Tuesday that her husband, Private John Quinn, Inniskilling Fusiliers, had been killed in action on the 30th January. The news contained the following letter from Captain D Conway, C.F. :-
I am the Catholic Priest attached to the 18th Loyal North Lancs. And it was my sad duty today to lay to rest your husband, Private J Quinn. It seems he was killed outright on January 30th, and as I happened to be in the vicinity today, I was able to give him a Catholic burial. Unfortunately we were on the move at the time and thus I have no particulars of his end except that he was killed outright and thus by a merciful Providence, escaped all pain and suffering. May Almighty God give you strength and grace to bear your great loss and bereavement. Please allow me to express my deepest sympathy and to promise him a remembrance during Holy Mass.
Private John Quinn is buried in Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium.
John Quinn is listed as Sergeant J Quinn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, on Dungannon War Memorial.
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References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Quinn family ?? Does not list John as living with his wife and family at house 12 in Railway View, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
3 FindAGrave.com Small photo of Private John Quinn's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Quinn's grave can be purchased here
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