Private Samuel Quinn

 

 

Samuel Quinn enlisted in the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron (No.UD/68) in October 1914. He arrived in France in October 1915 with his squadron, which was then divisional cavalry to the 36th (Ulster) Division. His squadron became part of the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment in June 1916.

In September 1917 he was transferred to the 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers when the regiment was dismounted and absorbed into that battalion (No.41142).

Quinn was wounded during the German spring offensive, either during the retreat from St Quentin between 21 and 28 March 1918, or in the fighting on the Ypres front during April that year. He was discharged as no longer physically fit for war service on 8 October 1918.

 

Image from the Larne Times of May 1918 kindly provided by Nigel Henderson, Researcher at History Hub Ulster (www.greatwarbelfastclippings.com).