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James McDermott

Rank: Private
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Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
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Census 1901: Possible link
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Longford_No__1_Urban/Chapel_Lane/1555641/
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 4366
Date of Death: 30-10-1914
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Menin Gat Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium
Information:

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
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Links:

Link to CWGC; link to Civil Record of birth

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