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10583   Private James Devlin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/04/1890
Died: 29/10/1914 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 24
James Devlin was the eldest son of Daniel and Catherine Devlin. He was born in Drumglass, Dungannon on 13th April 1890. He was the oldest of ten children, 7 surviving, all born in the Dungannon area. His father was a labourer. The family lived at Railway View, Dungannon. James’ father Daniel died about October 1907. By 1911 he was working as a Hackle Setter. James Devlin enlisted around October 1913. Private Devlin left for France with the first Expeditionary Force on the 8th August. Private James Devlin was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded on 21st October during the operations in front of Ypres. Private Devlin died in hospital in France of wounds on 29 October 1914. He was 24 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery
  Artmentieres, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IX-B-100
CWGC Casualty 276118
Armentières is a town in the Department of the Nord, on the Belgian frontier, 14.5 kilometres north-west of Lille. From the town of Armentières take the D945 to Estaires. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery is signposted off this road just before Erquinghem-sur-la-Lys.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Devlin family Lists James as living with the family at house 20 in Railway View,Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists Devlin family Lists James as living with the family at house 20 in Railway View,Dungannon
3 Photo of Private James Devlin's gravestone
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of James Devlin
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here (no 10585)
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Devlin's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023