Fonds F0129 - John Louis Quinn Fonds

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John Louis Quinn Fonds


  • 1925-1963 (Creation)

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5 mm textual records

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Biographical history

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.

Archival history

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.

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Naval Museum of Alberta

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Consists of material related to the naval career and death while serving of John Louis Quinn.

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Appraisal complete, September 2019. JN


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Clippings are yellowing, photographs well preserved.

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Army Museum of Alberta Accession Number

MR 2017.052

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