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7678   Private James Devlin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/07/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 30/03/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Summary      
James Devlin was the son of Henry and Mary Devlin. James was born in Moneymore, about 1897. The family moved to Scotland. James Devlin enlisted in Glasgow. Private James Devlin was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) when he was killed in action in France on Tuesday 30th March 1915. He was eighteen years old. The CWGC record Private J Devlin as the son of Henry and Mary Devlin of 15 Union Place, Anderston, Glasgow.
Further Information
James Devlin was the son of Henry and Mary Devlin. James was born in Moneymore, about 1897.
Known family: Henry Devlin, Mary Devlin, James Devlin (born about 1897).
The family moved to Scotland.
James Devlin enlisted in Glasgow.
Private James Devlin was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) when he was killed in action in France on Tuesday 30th March 1915. He was eighteen years old.
The battalion were just to the south of Armentieres, and lost six men on the day.
Private James Devlin is interred in Bois Grenier Communal Cemetery, France.
Private James Devlin is commemorated on Moneymore War Memorial and in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Roll of Honour book.
The Glasgow Evening Times Roll of Honour records that a picture of Private James Devlin was printed on page 3 of the Evening Times dated 23rd April 1915.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Moneymore Moneymore Born in Moneymore 54.691606 -6.672495
References and Links
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1 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private James Devlin's grave
2 Evening Times Roll of Honour 1914-1915 Roll of Honour lists Private James Devlin
3 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private James Devlin's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Devlin's grave can be purchased here
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