QUINN – James 88th Regiment

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88th Regiment Colours

Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

Indian Mutiny Medal

NameQUINN – James
Regiment (s)88th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1365
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th September 1839 / 19 years / Ennistymon Clare Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fresh / Blue / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 6 years 1 month
West Indies – 3 years 4 months
Nth America – 1 year 1 month
Turkey & Crimea – 2 years 4 months
East Indies – 2 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 167 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th June 1861 / Colchester Essex England
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-59
Intended Residence at
Ennistymon Clare Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Ennis
1864 Tilbury
1864-1880 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1820 Kilmanhan (Kilmanahan) Ennistymon Clare Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1880 Western Australia (tentative)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAn interesting story is available regarding the “parallel lives” of  James QUINN and fellow pensioner and comrade at arms  Michael O’LOUGHLIN who were both born at Kilmanahan (Kilmanaheen) County Clare in 1820/1 and who both traveled to Western Australia on the Merchantman in 1864.