Sunday 23 October 2011

Private Joseph John Quinn

Born on 2 December 1896 in Aylmer, Quebec - son of Mrs. Addie Quinn, Aylmer, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 0 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 February 1916 (number 639730) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 13 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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