1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Matthew Quinn

Contributed by: Miss Cathy McCann, on 2008-11-25

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Rank
First Name Matthew
Surname Quinn
Year of Birth 1892
Year of Death 1915
Regiment South Lancashire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Portadown, Armagh

Matthew's Story

Matthew Quinn served as a private with the 2nd Btn South Lancashire Regiment and was killed in action at the Battle of La Bassee, south west of Lille on 24th October 1914. He was 22 years old.

He was the son of Thomas and Mary Quinn and had four brothers. Younger brother William was also killed in WW1 the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated at Le Touret Memorial. As far as I am aware both brothers still lived at the family home in Castle Avenue, Portadown.

Matthew was a weaver prior to enlisting.

I am Matthew & William's great grand niece.

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