McDermott Philip Sergeant 4444879

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Name McDermott Philip
Army number 4444879
Rank Sergeant.
Decorations None yet known beyond service medals.
Date of birth Born 12/4/1904 Brandon, County Durham. Birth registered Q2 1904.
Age 54 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry on 4/8/1925, aged 21, at Durham, as a Regular Soldier for 7/5. Postings to Battalion(s) are not yet known, until he was posted to 10th Battalion DLI - probably on 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F.? Served Iceland? Transferred to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers on 11/10/1942 and posted to the 30th Battalion.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Joined Brigade Not yet known for certain but probably 1/9/1939 or shortly thereafter.
Promotions No details yet.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died December 1958. Death registered Q4 1958 at Eton, Buckinghamshire. (Various family members appeared to have moved to this area).
Home address Father- Herbert Dolan McDermott (1866 - 1947), mother - Catherine Donoghue (1866 - 1942). At the time of the 1911 Census he was living in Middlesbrough with his aunt and uncle. Employed as a Miner and lived at Brandon. Married Eleanor (Ellen) Annie Figgoa (1908 - 1999) in June 1928 at Newcastle.
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Genealogical research implies that Sgt McDermott's brother, 2/Lt Edward McDermott was killed in France on 12/4/1918 while serving in the 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, and is buried at Outtersteene Communal Cemtery Extension in Grave IV.B.53.