Obituary: Leslie Thornton Quinn

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Les Quinn was born in Liverpool on October 21, 1919 and after leaving grammar school he joined the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS).

He served in the Royal Navy between 1939 and 1946 and saw action in the North and South Atlantic.

After the war he returned to LMS but in 1949 he joined St Helens Corporation Transport as a Traffic Clerk. He spent periods with the municipal bus undertakings of Liverpool, Oldham and Barrow before he was appointed general manager of Widnes Corporation Motor Omnibus Department in 1965.

He took early retirement at local government reorganisation in 1974 and emigrated to New Zealand where he was head of the government’s statistical department 1975 – 1984. He spent the last twenty-seven years of his life in retirement in Queensland Australia where he died on December 29, 2011 aged 92.

His wife Mary predeceased him and he is succeeded by their daughter Lesley.