9th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
08/02/1916 (Died of Wounds)
John Devlin was the son of Mary Devlin. John was born in Barrow-on-Furness in England. Johnís father died and his mother remarried to John Downey, who lived in of Leitrim, Castledawson. The family were farm labourers. John Devlin enlisted in Glasgow. He had been a reservist and rejoined shortly after the outbreak of the war. Sergeant John Devlin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was injured at the front. He died of wounds received in action on 8th February 1916. He had lay on the field for some time before being picked up, and death resulted from loss of blood. Had he reached the hospital sooner, his life would have been saved.
Lapugnoy is a village 6 kilometres west of Bethune. From the centre of Lapugnoy, head south-west on the D70 in the direction of Marles-les-Mines. On the outskirts there is a crucifix at the side of the main road, turn right here towards Allouagne. After approximately 500 metres there is a track on the left hand side (the Cemetery is signposted here) and the Cemetery can be found on the left hand side, approximately 500 metres, along this track.