The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Quinn
First Name:
James Patrick
Nick Name:
Jimmy
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX7831
Company:
Headquarters Company, No 3 Platoon
Enlisted:
13.08.1940
Discharged:
20.06.1946
DOB:
25.07.1907
Place of Birth:
Dalry, Scotland
Father's Name:
Henry Quinn
Mothers's Name:
Agnes Mary Quinn
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner and Teamster
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Bangkok, Nacompaton
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Augganaung
POW#:
1446
Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft

General Description

Back row L-R E. Preedy, J. Heffernan, J. Holt, Bluey Smith, Lin Powell, R Kelt, 2nd row - Tom Firns, H. Elkins,Scotty McEwan, Front row - Darkie Rennie, Unknown, R Newling, J. Quinn, Barney Doolan
Back row L-R E. Preedy, J. Heffernan, J. Holt, Bluey Smith, Lin Powell, R Kelt, 2nd row – Tom Firns, H. Elkins,Scotty McEwan, Front row – Darkie Rennie, Unknown, R Newling, J. Quinn, Barney Doolan
Quinn J P
Quinn J P

Soldier was wounded in action 13/2/1942 and admitted to No. 1 Malaya General Hospital with a shrapnel wound to his left hand resulting in loss of the fourth finger. Discharged to unit on 27/2/1942.

Jimmy Quinn’s death was recorded in the February 1974 edition of ‘Barb Wire & Bamboo’ POW magazine.

He was a Collie boy, please read about their memorial.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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