Richard Quinn was the son of Henry and Emma Clara Quinn, of Dulwich, South London, he was granted a commission and volunteered for airborne forces.
Lieutenant Quinn successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).
Lt Quinn was killed in action on 16 June 1944, age 34, and was given a field burial at Breville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 3 July 1945.
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