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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 265661
Rank: Company Sergeant-Major
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-10-11
Awards: D.C.M., Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. F. 7.
CWGC Cemetery: WELLINGTON CEMETERY, RIEUX-EN-CAMBRESIS
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Owen McDermott was the son of James Owen and Mary McDermott, née McDonald. James was born in Co. Mayo, Ireland and Mary at Skipton, Yorkshire.
1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Union Square - Owen McDermot, aged 6 months, born Skipton, son of Owen and Mary McDermot.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 3, Chancery Lane - Owen McDermott, aged 10 years, born Skipton, son of Owen and Mary McDermott.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 14, Hill Street - Owen McDermott, aged 20 years, born Skipton. [Owen was boarding with his sister Mary and brother-in-law William Bell.]
The British Army Service Record for Owen McDermott exists but may be incomplete.
Owen is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): L/Cpl O. McDermott.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Owen McDermott, 2644, W. Rid. R.; W.O. Cl. 2, 265661, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 14.4.15. K. in A. 11.10.18.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: W.O. Cl. 2, Owen McDermott, 265661, 1/6 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 11.10.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: C.S.M. Owen McDermott, 265661, 6 Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 11.10.18. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister administratrix - Mary Bell. £69 12s. 8d.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
McDERMOTT, Company Sergeant Major Owen, aged 29, 16, Hill Street, Skipton, killed in action Oct. 11, 1918.
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Company Sergeant-Major Owen McDERMOTT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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