CA ACU TMM F0129
- 1925-1963 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
5 mm textual records
Name of creator
John Louis Quinn was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1923. During WWII he enlisted as a sailor in the Canadian Navy as soon as his age allowed him to. He continued to serve through to the Korean War as Lieutenant Commander of HMCS Iroquois. Quinn was killed along with two other crew members by a shell fired from shore near Songjin. These were the only three deaths suffered by the Canadian Navy during the Korean War. He is buried in the Yokohama War Cemetery in Japan.
He served aboard HMCS Wasaga, HMCS Orillia, HMCS Chatham, and HMCS Iroquois.
Material was donated to the Army Museum of Alberta in 2017 by Doug Quinn. Transferred to Naval Museum of Alberta in August 2019 and then transferred to TMMLA that same month.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Naval Museum of Alberta
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Scope and content
Consists of material related to the naval career and death while serving of John Louis Quinn.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Appraisal complete, September 2019. JN
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Clippings are yellowing, photographs well preserved.