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95897   Gunner John Devlin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: C Battery 53rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Died: 19/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Gunner John Devlin was born in Ballinderry, County Londonderry. Prior to the outbreak of war he was working in Stockton-on-Tees, England. At the age of 19 he volunteered and went to the Western Front in May 1915 He had written a letter home prior to Christmas 1915 saying that he hoped to get leave for a week in the New Year of 1916, but his family received no more news until the report of his death.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 1-B-55
CWGC Casualty 98785
The cemetery is located to the North-West of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and continue for 300 metres and then turn right into M.Plumerlaan. The cemetery is on the right hand side, approximately 200 metres along the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 1 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 97
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1911 Census lists a John Devlin Possible listing of John living with relatives at house 8 in Ballinderry, Salterstown, Londonderry
2 Poor photo of Gunner John Devlin's grave
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023