Patrick Joseph DEVINE


DEVINE, Patrick Joseph

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 21 May 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Skeaghnasteen, Ireland, 17 March 1886
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plain clothes constable
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 3 November 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL at Panels 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane Queensland Police Service Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

21 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
21 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane
21 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
24 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , Shell shock
3 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Passchendaele

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 31 and the son of Patrick and Elizabeth Devine of Skeaghrasteen, Gorgesbridges, Kilkenny, Ireland; husband of Eva M. Devine, of 4, Brighton Terrace, Terenure Rd., Dublin, Ireland.

He is remembered on the Kilkenny Great War Memorial.

He actually hailed from Graignamanagh, [Graiguenamanagh] County Kilkenny, Ireland. Also from that village and commemorated on the Menin Gate is Private Matthew Doyle, Service Number 10063, aged 29.

Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Constable Patrick Devine became a constable in the Queensland Police on the 11 of February 1914. He had been a constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary for five years prior to this and although he stated on his documentation that he was single, he had a wife in Ireland. Private Devine embarked from Brisbane on the 24 of September 1914 aboard the HMAT Omrah A5 as part of the 25th Infantry Battalion. Whilst training at Fraser’s Paddock, Enoggera Devine applied for a commission. Devine was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in October 1915 and his group of reinforcements arrived in Egypt in late November. 2nd Lieutenant Devine was appointment to the 9th Infantry Battalion which saw action on the Western Front after landing at Marseilles on the 3 of March 1916. During the Battle of Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, in 1916,  Devine was injured by a shell on the second day of action and was unconscious for an hour. It is reported he tried to carry on but collapsed the following day. He was evacuated to England with shell shock. He returned to his Battalion in August 1917 as they were preparing for the 3rd Battle of Ypers. Lt Devine was killed on the 3rd of November 1917, during an attack on Passchendaele Ridge in Belgium; he was shot in the head and was buried where he fell. He was 31 years old." - SOURCE​ (