Eric Philip Kemp DEVINE


DEVINE, Eric Philip Kemp

Service Number: 3030
Enlisted: 22 May 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Taroom, Queensland, 1 October 1893
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 13 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby War Memorial, Gatton Agricultural College HR, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

22 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3030, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3030, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
13 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3030, 49th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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"...3030 Sergeant Philip Eric Kemp Devine, 49th Battalion, AIF, of Dalby, Qld. Sgt Devine enlisted on 22 May 1915 and embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Warilda on 5 October 1915. He was killed at Pozieres, France on 13 August 1916, aged 22." - SOURCE (

"News was received on Thursday that Sergt. E. Devine, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Devine, Mt. Leinster, had been killed in action in France on August 13. He was well known and extremely popular in the Dalby district." - from the Darling Downs Gazette 16 Sep 1916 (

"DEVINE. - Killed in action in action in France, August 13, Sergeant P. Eric Devine aged 22, the dearly loved eldest son of A. E. and B. Devine, of Mount Leinster, Dalby, Queensland." - from the Brisbane Courier 28 Sep 1916 (