24698 Private Francis Harold Quinn

F Coy, 2nd Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers

1901 Oct/Dec Born Staffordshire

1911 Census living at 66 Southbank St, Leek, Staffordshire

1915 Oct 12. Enlisted on the 12th October 1915 aged 14 years and 19 days as Boy Soldier, height 4 feet 10 inches.

1920 Apr 26. He was shot in the head by person unknown with a revolver at about 22.30 at the Cattle Yard of O’Connell Avenue Limerick.

1920 Apr 27 He died in the Military Hospital, Limerick at 1-20am from wounds suffered in that attack. He was the son of Arthur and Mary of 66. South Street, Leek, Staffordshire, who later moved to Wrexham. Irish GRO records his death as Frank Quin

The inquest determined that

1920 Apr 28 Limerick Chronicle.
The remains of the late Private Frank Quin were removed from the New Barracks at 11 o'clock this morning for the railway terminus en route by the 11.45 train for Wrexham, where the internment is to take place. The route taken by the cortege was through Connell Avenue, Connell Street, and Glentworth Stree. The coffin which rested in a gun carriage, was covered with the Union Jack, and the late soldier's cap and belt were placed in the casket, as well as several wreaths. Preceding the bier was a party of military who carried reversed arms, and the Band of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Immediately after the bier the parents of the deceased drove in a  closed carriage, after which walked another detachment of soldiers carrying rifles at the slope. These were followed by a party of Royal Irish Constabulary under District Inspector Marrinan, the rear being brought up by a small party of military with fixed bayonets. As the cortege passed along to the station people on the side walks respectfully saluted the remains, and at the entrance to the terminus the band played the funeral march, Beethoven, and the Last Post was sounded.

Buried in Wrexham Cemetery, Denbighshire

1920 Oct 20 The compensation case results in his father being awarded £300


British Soldiers died in Ireland