John Calvert Kinnin

Corporal John Calvert Kinnen of Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 17th February 1942 while training in Aylesbury, England with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles.


John Calvert Kinnen


Corporal John Calvert Kinnin from Belfast, Co. Antrim died as a result of an accident while training with 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles in Aylesbury, England.

Corporal John Calvert Kinnin (7012389) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He was the son of Isaac Kinnin and Emily Kinnin of 9 Jameson Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

The Corporal died at a military hospital in Aylesbury, England as a result of an accident on 17th February 1942 aged 27 years old.

John Calvert Kinnin’s grave is in Section BB, Grave 148 of Carnmoney Cemetery, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim. His name is on the War Memorial of St. Jude’s Church, Ormeau Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

A joint funeral service took place for John and his father Isaac Kinnin. The Belfast Telegraph newspaper on 24th February 1942 reports that Isaac Kinnin died at Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Co. Antrim on 21st February 1942. His cause of death was a result of the effects of the Belfast Blitz of 1941.