James Quin

Military Information

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  • Service no: K/3927 (Dev)
  • Rank: Leading Stoker
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  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Tiger
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Naval Hospital Port Edgar, South Queensferry.
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 05.07.1916
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Queensferry Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: 1426.

Personal Information

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  • Address: 20 Marine Place, 24 Hawkhill, Dundee.
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  • Mother:

    Mrs Catherine Quin of 20 Marine Place, 24 Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Quin, 20 Marine Pl, Hawkhill, Dundee

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More about James Quin

James Quin was the son of Mr John and Mrs Catherine Quin of 20 Marine Place, 24 Hawkhill, Dundee. After working as a Textile Worker he volunteered to join the Royal Navy as a Stoker in August 1909. After initial training at HMS Vivid in Devonport, Plymouth he was drafted to HMS Blake. Thereafter, he served in HM Ships Leander and Orontes. In October 1914 he was drafted to the new battlecruiser HMS Tiger which was being completed on the Clyde. The Tiger joined the Grand Fleet in November and took part in the Battle of the Dogger Bank in January 1915. At the end of May 1916 she took part in the Battle of Jutland, was hit by German shells many time and 23 crew were killed. It is possible that James Quin was wounded in the action as 13 of the dead were Stokers but his name does not appear in the list of wounded. He died in the South Queensferry Royal Naval Hospital from injury to his left leg over a month later. James Quin is buried in the Queensferry Cemetery, West Lothian, Lair 1426. Cause of death given as drowning in the Naval History Net. The Peoples Journal of 6 July 1918 reports he died in Naval Hospital Port Edgar, South Queensferry.

Information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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