Diamond War Memorial Project

Private William James Devine

10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Number 25525
Born: ---- Died: 1916-07-01 Aged: -- Enlisted: Finner Camp, County Donegal.

Name inscribed on St Columb's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Memorial to the men connected with that cathedral who died during the 1914-18 War, and on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme, France. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Possibly son of Robert (joiner) and Martha (died on June 25, 1920, and interred in Londonderry City Cemetery) Devine. Husband of Sara Devine, and father of Deborah Devine, 47, Strabane Old Road, Waterside, Londonderry / 29, Rosevear Avenue, Toronto, Canada. Brother of Deborah Devine, 21, Fountain Place, Londonderry.

William James Devine's name was read out during a memorial service held, in St Columb's (Church of Ireland) Cathedral, Londonderry, on Sunday, June 28, 1918, to commemorate the Derry soldiers, who had been killed, or assumed dead, over the previous year.

Deborah, Samuel and Martha Devine, 21, Fountain Place, signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.