John Devenish Condy

Lieutenant John Devenish Condy died on 27th May 1940 during the evacuation of Dunkirk. He was a qualified barrister who served in the Royal Artillery.


John Devenish Condy


Before the outbreak of World War Two, John Devenish Condy was a qualified barrister and the Junior Crown Prosecutor for Co. Tyrone.

Lieutenant John Devenish Condy (87458) served in 3rd Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery during World War Two. He was the only son of the late John Condy and Mary Condy of Clonsilla, Antrim Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Condy was a qualified barrister having received his education at Belfast Royal Academy and Queens University Belfast. He was called to the bar in 1924 and specialised in conveyancing work. In February 1939, he became Junior Crown Prosecutor for Co. Tyrone.

He died during the evacuation of Dunkirk, France on 27th May 1940 aged 39 years old. A casualty list on 29th July 1940 listed Condy as “wounded and missing, believed prisoner of war”.

John Devenish Condy’s grave is in Row A, Grave 14 of Wormhoudt Communal Cemetery, France.