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WWI 46955 AWMM
22 October 1891 Public Source (May 2015). Methil
, Fife Public Source (May 2015).
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Mrs A. Jackson (sister), Runanga, New Zealand AWMM
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Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
12 October 1917, wounded at Passchaendale, Ypres, France, machine gun bullets to chest and upper arm. Lost most of use of his left hand and arm. Returned home to Christchurch as an invalid 14 May 1918, only to die from pneumonia 6 months later, victim of Great Flu Epidemic, 16 November 1918. (Public Source (May 2015). AWMM
- Patrick Devine was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Devine. Born in Fifeshire, Scotland. Served on the Western Front.
Family say that he emigrated with his family to Blackball, New Zealand at age 11. He was a Jockey, Trainer and fine vaudeville singer (Public Source (May 2015)). AWMM
- Patrick Devine was the son of the late Mrs Annie Devine of Blaketown, New Zealand, and Mr Francis Devine of Runanga, (who moved to Pukemiro and died in Auckland.) The family had emigrated from Scotland to Blackball on the German liner 'Prinz Regent Leopold' in March 1903. Patrick won medals in Greymouth, Kumara and Christchurch for his fine singing. He enjoyed vaudeville singing, described in a newspaper article as having the crowd 'in stitches'. At the age of 18 he gained an apprenticeship as a jockey. He was only half an inch over 5 feet, and 7 stone 2 ounces. Patrick moved from Runanga to Christchurch after obtaining his Trainers license when he was 22. At the time of his enlistment he was settled in Riccarton, and was head lad for R. O'Donnell in Yaldhurst. Public - Kerrie - Other Relative - 28 May 2015 - Family papers.
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