Diamond War Memorial Project

Captain Joseph Ballintine

11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal and Fermanagh Volunteers) Regimental Number ----
Born: 1872-12-23 Died: 1916-07-01 Aged: -- Enlisted: ------

Interred in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. Name recorded on Christ Church (Church of Ireland), Londonderry, World War 1 Memorial. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Husband of Dorothy J. Ballintine, 12, Clarence Avenue, Londonderry, who died on December 20, 1920. Brother of Mary Elizabeth (Minnie), who married William Glover on January 11, 1909.

Foyle College educated Joseph Ballintine was a partner in the firm of Messrs. J. & J. Ballintine, Ltd., builders, Londonderry, and a son of Mr Joseph Ballintine (possibly died at his residence, Clarendon Street, on October 21, 1905). His brother was Councillor James Ballintine, a resident of Clarendon Terrace, and member of Londonderry Corporation (and possibly the same James Ballintine, Clarendon Street, who signed the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant, in September 1912, pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland). Captain Joseph Ballintine took a deep interest in the U.V.F. movement, and when the call for men was made he was one of the first to answer.

The name of Joseph Ballintine was among a list of Great War dead, associated with Foyle College, Londonderry, read aloud during that College's annual prize giving ceremony, held on Thursday, December 19, 1918. He was a member of Masonic Lodge of St John, No. 196, Londonderry.