The Greatest Personal Sacrifice
Photographs (Top to bottom):
1. Pte Thomas Quinn: "To Mother, From Tom"
2. Pte Thomas Quinn, 4th R.W.K., SEAC
(Killed in Action 4 June 1945)
3. Pte Thomas Quinn, 4th R.W.K.
(Memorial in Rangoon War Cemetery)
(Family photographs of Pte Thomas Quinn)
Private Thomas Quinn, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment made the greatest personal sacrifice in WW2: he gave his life while trying to rescue two of his comrades. He was 23 years old.
According to his Commanding Officer Private Thomas Quinn's great gallantry and self-sacrifice had been an inspiration to his platoon.
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