Private Errol Cappie Nepean Devlin

Service Numbers 91,1166
Birth Date 09 May 1891
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Penrith
Death Date 30 May 1916
Death Place France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Armentieres
Final Rank Private
Units

Errol Cappie Nepean Devlin was born at Penrith, New South Wales during 1891 to parents Sidney William and Mary. A clerk by trade, he first enlisted at Liverpool on 12 August 1914 at the age of 23 with the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF), Tropical Unit, 1st Battalion. He left Australia aboard HMAT Berrima on 19 August 1914 and served with the ANMEF to capture German assets in New Guinea. After returning to Australia, he chose to enlist once again. On 22 March 1915 he again enlisted at Liverpool and was assigned to the 18th Infantry Battalion with the rank of private. Devlin departed Sydney aboard HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915. He served with the 18th Battalion at Gallipoli and on the Western Front until he was killed in action on 30 May 1916 in France. He was 25 years old. Errol Devlin is buried at Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Private
    Fate
    Killed in action
    Date of Fate
    30 May 1916
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    18th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Sydney
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Ceramic A40
    Date of Embarkation
    25 June 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Sydney
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Berrima A35
    Date of Embarkation
    19 August 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1891
Date of embarkation 1914-08-19
Date of embarkation 1915-06-25
Date of death 1916-05-30

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