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  cap badgePrivate Thomas Quinn

9th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: S/7844

Thomas Quinn grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Patrick and Margaret Quinn of 2c North Bute St, Whifflet, Coatbridge. Thomas' brother Private Bernard Quinn (S/4702) of the 10th Battalion Gordon Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915. 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. Thomas' Pension was awarded to his mother.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 2c North Bute St, Whifflet, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 30/12/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1914

Employed

Calder Iron Works

Age

19

Buried / Remembered

Faubourg D' Amiens Cemetery (III. A. 23), Arras, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The French handed over Arras to Commonwealth forces in the spring of 1916 and the system of tunnels upon which the town is built were used and developed in preparation for the major offensive planned for April 1917. The Commonwealth section of the FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY was begun in March 1916, behind the French military cemetery established earlier. It continued to be used by field ambulances and fighting units until November 1918. The cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields and from two smaller cemeteries in the vicinity. The cemetery contains over 2,650 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 10 of which are unidentified.

Additional Information

Thomas was previously wounded at Loos in 1915. His brother Bernard fell there and his other brother James survived the Battle of Loos uninjured. See Directory for Thomas' brother Bernard's page. I personally laid a Poppy at Thomas' grave in 2008 (see main grave photo). See photos for Thomas' Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 2, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, another photo of Thomas' grave, Fauborg D' Amiens Cemetery, Thomas Pension Records x 3 (nhis brother Bernard also listed) and the Seaforth Highlanders Cap Badge. Thomas' grave inscription reads "ON WHOSE SOUL SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY R.I.P."

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