|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 2nd Battalion|
|Date of Death:||30-10-1914|
|Cause:||Killed in action|
|Memorial:||Menin Gat Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium|
James was born on the 17 July 1893 in Longford town.
James enlisted in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Pte. McDermott arrived at the port of Boulogne in France on August 1914, to cheering French crowds, as part of the original British Expeditionary Force. It is likely he fought and died at the Battle of Ypres at the young age of 21.
|Parents Names:||Son of Michael McDermott and Mary Ann (née Farrell), Longford|