QUINN, MURRAY FRANCIS MID

Birthdate
Birthplace
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Age
25
Parents
Son of Edward and Frances Quin of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Clerk
Service number
Officer
Engagement
1941-11-03, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Overseas
1942-12-14, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-07-30, France
Date of death
1944-10-12
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 8 | Row B | Grave 1

"IN THE LOVING MEMORY OF HIS SORROWING FAMILY BY WHOM HE IS SO GREATLY MISSED"

Military grave
Additional info

Service number before becoming an Officer: G/3675 (Gunner).

Qualified as M.T. Class 3 (Wheeled) on September 19, 1942.

Qualified in Driving and Maintenance of Motorcycles M.C. Class 3 on October 19, 1942.

Assigned to the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment on February 1, 1943.

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on March 13, 1943.

Served in N.S.R. 1st Battalion.

Mentioned in Despatches.

 

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 12, 1944:
Terneuzen-Gent MR 188147 (Scheldedijk, Biervliet, Netherlands).
Weather: Clear and cool. Visibility fair.

At 0735 hrs, the balance of "F" Each. Vehicles were ordered to move across and join Tactical H.Q.
Companies moved up and "A" Coy on the right had some stiff fighting on the dykes. They were counter-attacked, but managed to beat off the attack. Lt. M.F. Quinn was killed and Major F.F. Moar, Commanding Officer. of "A" Coy was wounded and evacuated. Captain J.A. Woodcock took over "A" Coy. Other casualties were 13 other ranks evacuated and 1 missing.

Bn. H.Q. was located at MR 187118 (Wittestraat, Biervliet, Netherlands). At 1930 hrs, the C.O. and I.O. attended an "O" Gp at Brigade, and at 2000 hrs, the C.O. held his "O" Gp of all Company Commanders and Commanders of attached Troops.

"B" Coy were ordered to contact 7 RECCE (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.) on the left, while "C" Coy were to contact Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C. every hour to hour. Le Regiment De La Chaudiere, R.C.I.C. had sent a Company to relieve our "A" Coy.