David L. McDermott

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 107416
  • Rank: Pioneer
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: Guards Division, Signal Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 27.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 4 & 5

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Tayport
  • Address: 30 Mid Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Isabella McDermott, 91 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Father:
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More about David L. McDermott

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos memorial. S.D.G.W. list David’s regimental No as 10246.

Formerly 1028, Gordon Highlanders (Guards Division, Signal Coy, Royal Engineers)

David McDermott   107416   2nd Gordon Highlanders

DUNDEE SOLDIER DIES OF GAS POISONING.

Mrs McDermott, 30 Mid Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that her son, Pioneer David McDermott, has died of gas poisoning.

Deceased, who had been in the 2nd Gordon Highlanders for about nine years, was a signaller, and had been in France since the outbreak of war.  He was home on furlough about two months ago, and on his return he was attached to the Guards Signalling Company of the Royal Engineers.

Dundee Courier 14th October 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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