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John McDermott

Rank: Private
Townland: Abbeycartron
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Possible entry
Census 1911: Possible entry
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 7th Battalion
Regiment Number: 4/4081
Date of Death: 11-08-1916
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, France

John was born c.1885* in Longford. Prior to the war he was working as a carter in Longford. Pte McDermott enlisted in Longford Barracks. His brother, Edward, also served with the British Army with the 1st General Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers (G279), in Bombay (modern-day Mumbai).

Parents Names: Son of the late Edward and Bridget McDermott of Abbeycarton, Longford.
Notes: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission suggest a birth year of c.1879 for John as they claim he was 37 when he died.

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