Quinn, John Patrick (No. 5780)

Quinn, John Patrick


No. 5780, ‘A’ Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Sunday 9 May 1915 (aged 27)


Ration Farm Military Cemetery, France (Grave VI. H. 26)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Newtownards and District War Memorial


In some records his surname is spelt Quin.

John Patrick Quinn was born on 22 February 1888 in East Street, Newtownards and he was a son of Hugh and Sarah Quinn (nee Adorian, sometimes Dorian, sometimes Dorrian, sometimes Dorean) who were married on 3 November 1879 in Newtownards.

The Quinn family lived in Balfour Street and East Street, Newtownards.

Hugh Quinn worked as a labourer and he and Sarah had at least six children:

Hugh (born 20 December 1882 in Newtownards)

Agnes (born 29 June 1884 in Newtownards)

John Patrick (born 22 February 1888 in East Street, Newtownards)

Edward (born 6 September 1889 in East Street, Newtownards)

Richard (born 24 June 1891 in East Street, Newtownards)

Catherine (Cathleen, born 1 August 1893 in East Street, Newtownards)

John Patrick Quinn lived in Newtownards, he enlisted in Ballykinlar and he served with the 4th Battalion and then the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

Corporal John Patrick Quinn (No. 5780) was 27 when he was killed in action on 9 May 1915 at Rouge Bancs and he was buried in Ration Farm Military Cemetery, France.  He had made his will on 23 March 1915 and in it he left all his property and effects to his mother.

Corporal John Patrick Quinn (No. 5780) is commemorated on Newtownards and District War Memorial.