Joseph Devine

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/651
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Howe Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 18.05.1915
  • Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 8 to 15

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 23.04.1888
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 16 Brook St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Labourer
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    James Devine, 3 Mitchell St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Ann Devine

  • Children:

    Mary, born 26.06.1904, Agnes, born 10.09.1907 & James, born 08.04.1912

More about Joseph Devine

Joseph has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.

Clyde Z/651 A.B. Joseph Devine, D Company, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, was killed in action on 18 May 1915.
Devine was born on 23 April 1888, and enlisted on 6 October 1914. He was a labourer who resided with his mother at 16 Brook Street, Dundee. Joseph Devine is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

DUNDEE MEMBER OF NAVAL BRIGADE FALLS. Joseph Devine, a member of the Howe Battalion of the 2nd Royal Naval Brigade, who has been killed at the Dardanelles. The Courier, Tuesday, 8 June 1915, 6.

Mrs Devine, 16 Brook Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband, Joseph Devine, a member of the Howe Battalion of the 2nd Royal Naval Brigade, had been killed in action at the Dardanelles.  Devine, who was 25 years of age, leaves a widow and three of a family.  He enlisted in the Naval Brigade on the outbreak of war.  He was formerly employed as a shipyard worker.

Dundee Courier June 8th 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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