JAMES HUBERT QUINN
KILLED IN ACTION
14 JULY 1916
In planning his assault on the German second line, Gen Rawlinson decided on a night advance and dawn attack. The attacking force was to consist of the 26th and 27th Brigades of the 9th Division, which would assault the village of Longueval on the dawn of 14 July; the South African brigade would remain in reserve.
As arranged, at dawn they stormed the German positions and fought their way into Longueval, where bitter hand-to-hand fighting ensued. The intensity of the fighting led Maj Gen W.T. Furse, commander of the 9th Division, to offer (at 08h05) the assistance of the 1st South African Infantry Regiment in support of the 27th Brigade.
Quinn was part of a MAXIM team when he perished in the face of
intense artillery and machine gun fire from German positions in Longueval.
DELVILLE WOOD LAYOUT & POSITIONS ON 14 JULY 1916.
Read more on the website of the Great War Society.
WW1 Medal Trio to QUINN
1914/15 Star (German South West Africa campaign)
British War & Allied Victory Medals (Western Front - France)
Naming on the 1914/15 Star
Lance Corporal J.H. QUINN 6TH INFANTRY
(6th Infantry - German South West Africa)
Naming on the British War Medal &
the bilingual (English/Dutch) Victory Medal.
Lance Corporal J.H. QUINN 1ST S.A.I.
(1st South African Infantry - Cape of Good Hope Regiment)
Bilingual text on the reverse of the Allied Victory Medal.
Unique to recipients of the Union Defence Force (South Africans)
The South African 1st Infantry Brigade medal index card
for the Western Front campaign.
Quinn served in the Machine Gun Section of the 1st Regiment.
The dreaded "Killed in Action " rubber stamp, 14.7.16
The first day of the Delville Wood siege.
(Longueval Village to Delville Wood)
Medal index card for the German South West Africa campaign.
He embarked Cape Town Harbour per "City of Athens"
on 15 May 1915 for Luderitzbucht.
(1914/15 Star awarded for this campaign)
His entry on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site
QUINN is now remembered at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL in France.
James Hubert Quinn is also remembered in
IAN UYS'S book: ROLLCALL - THE DELVILLE STORY on
pages 257 & 285