Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private Edward McDermott
14th (Service) Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Commemorated on the plaque at the Roman Catholic Church.\\r\\nEdward McDermott was born in Birmingham in 1899 and baptised on 27th September 1899, also in Birmingham. His parents were Edward and Catherine (Kate) McDermott of Birmingham. His father was a bricklayer and died in 1901 when Edward was just two years old. By 1911 Edward was living in the St Paul’s Home, Coleshill. He enlisted in the 14th (Service) Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment at Birmingham (service number 24044). Private McDermott died of wounds received in Western Europe on 17th July 1916 and is remembered in the Dive Copse British Cemetery, Somme, France. He was awarded the Victory and British medals.