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McCormick, Edward

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Edward McCormick

Argylls

8th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 43.

The family home was at 37, East Princes Street, Helensburgh. The son of Bernard and Sarah Fisher McCormick. Siblings: Edward had an older sister, Mary Ann, and a younger brother, Barny.
Edward McCormick appears in the 1901 census as a boarder, aged 8, at 97, West Princes Street, along with an older sister Mary Ann and a younger brother, Barny. In the 1911 census, he is a boarder, aged 19, at 37, East King Street. Employed at that time as an apprentice painter with Mr M McPherson, Colquhoun Square.
He joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders early in 1914 and later was transferred to the 91st Labour Corps. He survived the fighting.
At the time of his death, he had just been demobbed 4 weeks before. He died at the Cottage Hospital of pneumonia. It was reported that his landlady also died of the same.
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