McDermott, Alan William Francis (No. 9101)

McDermott, Alan William Francis (Alan)

Corporal

No. 9101, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Died of wounds on Monday 7 June 1915 (aged 22)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222)

BIOGRAPHY

In some records his forename Alan is spelt Allan.

Alan William Francis McDermott was born in Belgaum, India and he was the second son of Major Alexander McDermott who served with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB).

When serving at Holywood with the KOSB, Alan William Francis McDermott was a member of the Sydenham Hockey Club and he and Wilhelmina Stanbury were married on 25 October 1911 in Bangor Roman Catholic Church.  Wilhelmina Stanbury from Brunswick Road, Bangor was a daughter of William Stanbury.

Their son (unnamed in civil birth registration records) was born on 4 May 1912 in the Royal Victoria Maternity Hospital, Belfast.  Their home address at that time was 3 Brunswick Road, Bangor.

Alan William Francis McDermott enlisted in Devonport and he served with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers during the Great War.

Corporal Alan William Francis McDermott (No. 9101) was 22 when he died of wounds on 7 June 1915, aboard the troop ship SS Ivernia in the Mediterranean, and at that time his wife Wilhelmina and their son, Alan Desmond S. McDermott, were living at Ashville, 33 Brunswick Road, Bangor.