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James Devine

Rank: Private
Street: 189 East 64th Street
Town/Village: New York City, New York
Civil Parish: Drumlish
Catholic Parish:
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Derawley, Drumlish, County Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Living at 9 Bath Street, Dublin with the Cassidy family.
Regiment/Unit: Company H 306 Infantry
Regiment Number: 1702590
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

James was born 9 July 1893* in Derawley, one of 10 children of Patrick and Margaret Devine. Before emigrating, James was working in Dublin as a grocer's assistant, likely for Francis Cassidy, the Longford-born grocer and spirit dealer with whom James was living in 1911. He emigrated to New York in 1913, on board the Adriatic and by 1916** was working as a bartender. Prior to enlistment he was working in the New York Athletic Club.

Pte. Devine enlisted in December 1917 and he served overseas from April 1918 to April 1919; he was discharged in May 1919.

Parents Names: Son of Patrick Devine and Margaret (née Beirne), Derawley, Drumlish
Notes: *Gives 19 September 1894 as DOB in his attestment **James returned to Ireland for a visit in 1916 and traveled back to New York with his younger brother Bernard (Bernie) on the SS St. Paul in August 1916: his occupation was listed as bar-tender on the shipping manifest.

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