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7678   Private James Devlin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 30/03/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery
  Bois Grenier, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-2
CWGC Casualty 573622
Bois-Grenier is a village in the department of the Nord, 3.5 kilometres south of Armentieres. The Communal Cemetery is at the southern end of the village. From the church take the D22 towards Fromelles/La Bassee.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 39
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1 Poor photo of Private James Devlin's grave can be purchased here
2 Evening Times Roll of Honour 1914-1915 Roll of Honour lists Private James Devlin
3 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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