Quinton, James George (1899-1918)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919


On the first Sunday in August, 1918, Second-Lieut. J.G. Quinton, R.A.F., sat with his parents at the Lord’s Supper in Sea Front Church, Southampton; before the month was out, after taking part in twenty-four bombing expeditions, he met his end. Yet not his end. His life was diverted, and his early promise is being fulfilled elsewhere. He will be greatly missed at Sea Front. He was brought up there as a child by his honoured parents. His father heads the local preachers’ list on the plan  and is the Circuit Steward. His mother is a valued member of the Church. “Jim” was first a scholar, then a teacher, an Active C.E., and a helpful member of the choir. At eighteen years of age the War called him. He joined the R.A.F in November, 1917, and was gazetted as Second-Lieutenant in March 1918. A distinguished audience gathered at his memorial service, for the double purpose of doing honour to his memory and manifesting their sympathy with his parents and relatives.

W. Sawyer


James served in the R.A.F. 55th Squadron. He died on 30 August 1918. He is buried at Charmes Military Cemetry, Essegney.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1919/365

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  • The Southampton chapel would have been South Front, not Sea Front: it was the main PM chapel in the centre of town, and at the time was in Southampton (2) circuit. South Front runs between Palmerston Road and Kingsway along the north side of Hoglands Park. Camp meetings would be held in the Park. 

    By Vicky Green (30/09/2014)
  • There is a photograph of the South Front PM chapel in 1915 on the PortCities Southampton website here http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/3339.asp

    By Vicky Green (30/09/2014)

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