14 August 1915 : Pte Samuel Quinn

Samuel Quinn was born 10 July 1894, Burnley

Father George, mother Sarah Jane. At the 1901 Census it would appear that father, mother, Samuel and his 66 year old grandfather were resident in the Chorlton Union Workhouse

At the time of his enlistment 13 years later the family were living at 12 Anne Street, Fulledge, Burnley.

(Above. Maps from OpenStreet Map 2023)

After enlisting into his local territorial battalion in the early days of the war, Samuel landed at Gallipoli in May 1915 and fought in two of the Battles of Krithia.

Based on map in "Gallipoli Diary" Volume I, General Sir Ian Hamilton, published by George H Doran Company, New York, 1920 Rcbutcher - Own work.

Wounded in August 1915, Samuel died at sea whilst on board the hospital ship SS Formosa evacuating him from the peninsular on 14 August 1915. 

HMHS Formosa

He was buried at sea and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial,Turkey.

14 August 1915 died of his wounds

Dependant's Pension Card from Fold3 and The Western Front Association

265 Pte Samuel Quinn, 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment

14 August 1915 : 2

Research by David O'Mara

Image of HMHS Formosa from BirtwhistleWiki

Additional sources: England Census Return 1911, Births and Marriages, UK Commonwealth War Graves, Pension Ledgers & Cards from The Western Front Association digital archive on Fold3 by Ancestry.