Quinn, John (No. PLY/14226)

Quinn, John

Sergeant

No. PLY/14226, 2nd RM Battalion RN Div, Royal Marine Light Infantry

Killed in action on Saturday 28 April 1917 (aged 28)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Arras Memorial, France (Bay 1)

Comber and District War Memorial

First Comber Presbyterian Church

BIOGRAPHY

John Quinn was born on 16 May 1888 in the townland of Cattogs and he was a son of David and Jane Quinn (nee Anderson) who lived with John Quinn (David’s widowed father) in the townland of Cattogs, Comber.  John Quinn (David’s widowed father) died on 9 January 1904 (aged 88).

David Quinn and Jane Anderson were married on 11 February 1886 in St Anne’s Church of Ireland Church Belfast.

David Quinn was a farmer and he and Jane had at least ten children including:

Susanna (born 10 January 1887 in Cullintra)

John (born 16 May 1888 in Cattogs)

David (born 22 August 1889 in Cattogs)

Jane (born 18 October 1890 in Cattogs)

Hugh (born 12 July 1892 in Cattogs)

William James (born 16 December 1895 in Cattogs)

Sarah (born 6 February 1899 in Cattogs)

Samuel Robert (born 26 August 1900 in Cattogs)

Arthur Lowry (born 8 June 1904 in Cattogs)

John Quinn enlisted around 1907 and he served with the Royal Marine Light Infantry.  During the Great War Sergeant Quinn survived both the siege of Antwerp and the Dardanelles campaign and he was 28 when he was killed in action on 28 April 1917.  At that time he had a brother on active service in the 36th (Ulster) Division.

Sergeant John Quinn (No. PLY/14226) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in France; on Comber and District War Memorial and in First Comber Presbyterian Church.