Edward Devine

Lance Corporal Edward Devine died on 30th May 1940 during the 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles fight in the British Expeditionary Force retreat to Dunkirk.

Lance Corporal

Edward Devine


Lance Corporal Edward Devine of Belfast, Co. Antrim was the only confirmed death in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles on 30th May 1940.

Lance Corporal Edward Devine (7010080) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim.

He died on 30th May 1940 aged 34 years old. His battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles was part of the rearguard of the British Expeditionary Force. They repelled attacks as the Allied troops retreated towards Dunkirk.

Edward Devine has no known grave. His name is on Column 128 of the Dunkirk Memorial, Dunkirk, France. The Lance Corporal was 2nd Battalion’s only confirmed death on this day of fighting.

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