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James Devine

Biography of James Devine

Lance-Corporal James Devine of the Gordon Highlanders was born in Elgin but later moved with his family to Greenock. He graduated MA from the University in 1936 taking Honours exams in Logic and Moral Philosophy. He was posted to the Far East during the war and was captured. According to regimental records, he contracted dysentry and malaria and died in the hospital attached to Roberts Barracks in Changi Prison, Singapore, on 20 May 1942.


James Devine
Died 20 May 1942.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1936;
Father's Details: James Devine; Teacher
War Service: Lance-Corporal, Gordon Highlanders
Grave / Memorial: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 14th Feb 2013

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