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  cap badgePrivate Bernard Quinn

10th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Service No: S/4702

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Patrick Quinn and Margaret Quinn of 2c North Bute St, Whifflet, Coatbridge. Bernard's brother Private Thomas Quinn (S/7844) of the 9th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Died of Wounds on the 30/12/1916. Another brother Private James Quinn of the Royal Scots Fusiliers also served and survived. From the 1901 Census - Address - 186 Calder St, Coatbridge - Patrick Quinn aged 47, Margaret Quinn aged 46, Bernard Quinn aged 17, Patrick Quinn aged 15, Peter Quinn aged 12, Margaret Quinn aged 11, John Quinn aged 9, James Quinn aged 5, Thomas Quinn aged 5, Michael Quinn aged 9 months. Bernard's Pension was awarded to his mother Margaret.

Born / Resided

Middlesborough / 2c North Bute St, Whifflet, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Whifflet, Coatbridge 1914

Employed

Fencing Department of the Lochrin Iron Works previously a Tube Work Labourer

Age

31

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 115 to 119), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

Bernard was another of the men from the Memorial Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. See Directory for Bernard's brother Thomas' page. Also remembered on the St Mary's Church Roll of Honour with brother James (see photos). See photos for Bernard's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, his name on the Loos Memorial, Bernard's Pension Records x 3 (listed with his brother Thomas) and the Gordon Highlanders Cap Badge.

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