William Devine

Biography of William Devine

William Devine's Medals and Badges
William Devine's Medals and Badges

Aircraftman William (known as Billy) John Devine of the RAFVR was born in Glasgow and studied at the University for an Arts degree from 1938 to 1940. He left his studies to enlist in the RAF and served with 17 Balloon Centre, which maintained the system of barrage balloons created to protect Kingston-upon-Hull and the River Humber from air raids. He died on active service on 10 May 1941.


William Devine
Born 1921, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 10 May 1941.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1938-40;
Father's Details: William Devine; Optician
War Service: Aircraftman, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Scotland
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 8th Jan 2008

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student

WWII Roll of Honour

There are no comments available.