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Felix Charles McDERMOTT

Regimental number21329
Place of birthYackandandah, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelegraphist
AddressEast Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, J.C. McDermott, Yackandandah, Victoria
Previous military service40th Infantry
Enlistment date20 June 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 June 1917
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameAir Line Section November 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number34/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormosnde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Signal Squadron
FateDied of disease 14 October 1918
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 181), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Charles and Catherine Alice MCDERMOTT, Yackandandah, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Embarked Sydney, 2 March 1918; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 4 April 1918, and marched into Reinforcements' Camp, Moascar, the same day.

Marched into Base Signals, Alexandria, 23 May 1918.

Marched into Signals Training Unit, Moascar, 20 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 13 July 1918, and taken on 2nd Signals Squadron, in the field, the same day.

Admitted to Australian Division Clearing Station, Damascus, 3 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to HS 'Assae', 5 October 1918; disembarked Alexandria, 10 October 1918; to No 31 General Hospital, Abbassia, 11 October 1918 (pleurisy); reported as dangerously ill, 12 October 1918.

Died, 14 October 1918 (pleurisy and pneumonia).

Buried by Chaplain J. Prendergast, Cairo British Cemetery, 14 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDERMOTT Felix Charles

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