|Street:||189 East 64th Street|
|Town/Village:||New York City, New York|
|Alternative Address:||Derawley, Drumlish, County Longford|
Living at 9 Bath Street, Dublin with the Cassidy family.
|Regiment/Unit:||Company H 306 Infantry|
|Date of Death:|
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.|
Link to Civil Record of Birth;