Dublin Branch
Western Front Association

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Branch Meeting, 17 January, 2015.


                                   John Joseph Quinn, Shoeing Smith 46111, Royal Field Artillery

                                                          Died of Wounds, 17 January, 1915. 


We know very little about John, from the CWGC ?Debt of Honour? we know that he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Jane Quinn, of Drumcondra, Co. Dublin, and from the ?Soldiers Died in the Great War? database we know that he was born and enlisted in Dublin. The 1911 British census has a twenty three year old, John Joseph Quinn, born Drumcondra, serving with the Royal Field Artillery as a Shoeing Smith in India, and it would seem more than likely that this is him.

The only things we know for definite are that he landed with the BEF on 16 August, 1914, died of wounds on 17 January, 1915, and is buried in the St. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.

He was entitled to the 1914 Star (presumably with Clasp & Roses, although there is no mention of this on his Medal Index Card as, I assume, there was no one to claim them) the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.