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Alexander Quinn Royal Irish Rifles s/n18648


billy201

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Hi there I am trying to find out about Rifleman Alexander Quinn s/n18648 12th bn Royal Irish Rifles, I am trying to find out where he was Born, and Enlisted, I think he was killed on the13/4/1918, anything else I can find out about him, thanking you, all the best, Inniskilling.

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Name: Alexander Quinn

Birth Place: Kilwinning, Ayr

Residence: Downpatrick, Co. Down

Death Date: 13 Apr 1918

Enlistment Location: Ballylough, Co. Down

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles

Battalion: 12th Battalion.

Number: 18648

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

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...or alternatively:

Birthplace: Kilwinning, Ayr

Enlisted: Downpatrick, Co. Down

Residence: Ballylough, Co. Down

Ancestry swaps the enlistment and residence locations around for some reason.

Adrian

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Inniskilling

Ballylough is a small townland just outside Castlewellan near Annsborough. Alexander Quinn's name appears on the Castlewellan War Memorial along side that of his brother Rfn Thomas Quinn, 18649, 13 Royal Irish Rifles, died of wounds, 3rd June 1917. As you can see the two service numbers run consecutively, both men originally enlisted in C Company, 13 Royal Irish Rifles. I hope this is useful.

Regards, Tommy.

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Inniskilling

I forgot to mention they were both members of Castlewellan Presbyterian Church. Here's a small head and shoulders photograph of Alexander Quinn for you. I can't help but notice you are from Scotland, do these men have any connection with Scotland or do they appear on any Memorials in Scotland. The reason I ask is that I have more than a passing interest in the 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and was wondering what in particular interested you in Alexander Quinn.

Regards, Tommy.

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