John Dermody / MacDermody
Probable entry living with father and sister at Richmond Street.
|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 5th Battalion/ [4th]|
|Date of Death:||12-11-1915|
|Cause:||Illness from service, Royal West Sussex Hospital, Chichester|
|Memorial:||Chichester Cemetery, England|
John was born in Longford c. 1889. He had a brother Michael and sisters Maria (Feehily), Annie (Callaghan), Bridget (McKeown) and Norah (Geoghegan). He enlisted in the army on 11 February 1909 at Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He was based in Boyle until 1914, was then transferred to Crosshaven, Co. Cork, from there to Bere Island and finally as part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (in Gallipoli) on 1 September 1915. Within weeks, he was sent to England, arriving in hospital in Chichester on 27 October. At that time, he was very ill with dysentery, assumedly from service.
|Parents Names:||Son of Michael Dermody, Richmond Street, Longford|
|Notes:||The surname is rendered 'MacDermody' on 1911 census form.|
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/402450/dermody,-john/ - link to CWGC entry.