QUINN, James Philip
(Service number 80111)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin W. QUINN (father), Hunter Road, Makikihi, Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 43rd Reinforcements F Company
Date 17 August 1918
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Wellington Destination London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 30 March 1979 Age
Place of Death Nazareth House, Christchurch
Notices Timaru Herald, 31 March 1979
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 94, Plot 60
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of William and Catherine QUINN, of Makikihi. Married Frances. One daughter Kathleen who married and gave Phil a grandson (Philip). educated at Makikihi School. James (or JOHN - to check) returned to New Zealand on the "Carpentaria", due on 14 May 1919 at Lyttelton, having given 2 years and 48 days of service. He was one of the South Canterbury and Otago men who travelled south by special train on 19 May 1919. On arrival at Timaru the soldiers were given a hearty welcome by relatives and friends. Ladies from the Patriotic Society distributed baskets of fruit and cigarettes. The Mayor (Mr W. C. Raymond) addressed the men extending the heartiest of welcomes on behalf of the citizens of Timaru, he hoped they would soon forsake the uniform for civilian clothes and would take up civilian duties, and he was sure they would be as successful as they had been at the front.


Cenotaph Database [16 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 29 December 1943 (Timaru District Library) [22 April 2014]; Timaru Herald, 20 May 1919 ? (Papers Past) [19 April 2014]

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