During the First World War, he organised relief for Montenegro and for Montenegrin refugees, in 1920 serving as Chairman of the British Relief Committee to Montenegro. He had a strong interest in Montenegrin nationalism, and published a number of books on the subject; he was at one point Honorary Minister for Montenegro in London. He was the uncle of George Devine, the actor, theatre director, and founder of the English Stage Company.
- A crisis in the education of the governing classes of England (1910)
- A sympathetic boyhood: the public schools and social questions (1913)
- The boys' prayer book (1913)
- Montenegro in history, politics and war (1918)
- A new educational era (1919)
- A few facts concerning the intrigue against Montenegro (1919)
- The mystery of Montenegro (1920)
- Scuttlers and Scuttling: Their Prevention and Cure. (Manchester, 1890).
- British prestige in the Balkans. Montenegro and Serbia (192)
- Off the map: the story of the suppression of Montenegro: the tragedy of a small nation, Chapman & Hall, Henrietta Street, London, W.C (1921)
- The Martyred Nation, a plea for Montenegro, London, (1924) (pps. 43).
- The arrest of Stephen Raditch (1925)
- Abyssinia: her history and claims to the holy places of Jerusalem (1926)
- Lex. Being the biography of Alexander Devine, founder of Clayesmore School, etc. Frank Whitbourn. Longmans & Co., 1937
- Obituary in The Times, 27 December 1930
- COPAC union catalogue records