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Christopher McDERMOTT

Regimental number757
Place of birthArmagh, Ireland
SchoolSt Josephs (Catholic) Marchester.
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address68 Mills Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, 68 Mills Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Australian Cadets
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name14th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather was Col. Sergt. Imperial Army, 23 years service 3rd Royal Irish Fusiliers, served Egyptian War Decorations Egyptian Medal ....Star. (E McDermott Brother)
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death18
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialCourtney's and Steel's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial 49), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mary MCDERMOTT. Native of Armagh, Ireland
Family/military connectionsBrothers Stephen died of wounds Alexandra 3rd May, 1915 Chris also enlisted and returned 26th January, 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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