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Memorable Manitobans: John Boes Quinn (1894-?)


Born at Liverpool, Lancashire, England on 5 November 1894, brother of Ruth Quinn, he immigrated to Canada and worked for six years as a clerk for the Canadian Northern Railway in Winnipeg. He enlisted for military service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Brandon in October 1914 and saw 13 months of service in France. After sustaining physical injuries and being hospitalized overseas and in Canada, he was given a medical discharge via the No. 10 Military District at Winnipeg in June 1918. Following teacher training, he worked at Woodrow School (1928-1929) and was Principal of Purple Bank School (1930-1931) and Stuartburn School (1931-1932). His later whereabouts are unknown.


Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 March 2018

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