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1901-1911 scotland census look up please

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♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 17:11

thanks very much George i will have a little look about 1st and make sure hes the right one. Debbie


George_of_Westbury Report 16 Feb 2013 17:09

If this is your relation, the War Graves Photographic project have photographed his headstone, which you can obtain photos, however they do ask fo a donation see the link for details, if you might be interested

McDermid, James

Cemetery: Kirkcaldy (Dysart) Cemetery

Country: Scotland

Area: Fifeshire

Rank: Private

Official Number: 34782

Unit: 58th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

Force: Army

Nationality: British

14 Apr 1918. Age 28. Son of Donald McDermid & Elizabeth Walker.




♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:57

There is this on in Ireland in 1901 which is also a possibility as he disappears in 1911
McDermid Annie 6 Female Daughter Presbyterian
McDermid James 33 Male Head of Family Presbyterian
McDermid James 10 Male Son Presbyterian
McDermid William 8 Male Son Presbyterian
McDermid Tom 2 Male Son Presbyterian
McDermid Agnes 31 Female Wife Presbyterian

I am totally confused


♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:53

Also Martha was born Jan 1911 so if he was in the army he might of been away at the time


♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:48

i am hoping now that i have the info on the census i can do some following up on this family and see if it is the right one or i might have to give up


♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:46

I was not sure if he was irish or scottish but when i looked up deaths for 1918 the one that came up was a scottish one and that might explain why they moved to Scotland in the 1st place. I know it's all very confusing, thats why its such a hard one to follow


♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:43

Martha used the name McDermid as when she married my mother in law's dad that is what she used on the marriage cert. Her mum was always down as Margaret Cunningham. Martha had children in the early 1930's which she gave up and when i was looking up for the children with social sevices they gave me the information of Martha's mum and dad with the Margaret Cunningham and James McDermid. She gave up a child called Arthur Cunningham in 1930 and was down as Martha Cunningham then she had a son called David McDermid and she was then down as Martha McDermid, then she had twins called Eric and William McDermid and was down as Martha McDermid again. So she may have been a Cunningham then decided to take the name McDermid on, i do not know. She was one hell of a women


Potty Report 16 Feb 2013 16:33

Do you know for sure that he was Scottish? McDermid can be an Irish name. If you haven't found a birth for Martha, how do you James was her father?


Potty Report 16 Feb 2013 16:30

Debbie, if they never married, the child would most likely be registered as Cunningham, not McDermid. If you think he was in Ireland in 1911, the Irish census is online, free. Will put up the address.


♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:28

thanks Potty and K also


♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:28

Thank you Rootgatherer that looks like a good one, fingers crossed i am going down the right route


♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:26

rootgatherer, This is my partners side of the family and we know he died in 1918 and his name is James McDermid. I have narrowed it down to this one
Service No:34782
Date of Death:14/04/1918
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
58th Field Amb
Grave Reference Special Memorial between Plots IV and V. Row A.
But still not 100% sure if he is the right on.
He would be my boyfriends great grandad but he never married the great grandmother by the looks of things as she was called Margaret Cunningham but they had a daughter together called Martha McDermid born in 1911 in Kilkenny Ireland but i can't even find a birth for her. I know they moved to Scotland but not sure what year. It's a big mystery this one.


rootgatherer Report 16 Feb 2013 16:25


Name: James McDermid
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Relationship: Son
Mother's Name: Elizabeth McDermid
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunfermline, Fifeshire
Registration number: 426
Registration district: Dysart
Civil parish: Dysart
Town: Pathhead
County: Fife
Address: 79 Mid St
ED: 8
Household schedule number: 9
Line: 13
Roll: CSSCT1891_130
Household Members: Name Age
Elizabeth McDermid 28 Sailor's wife
James McDermid 1
Alexander McDermid 5 Mo

In 1901 Elizabeth's occupation is given as Small Shopkeeper


Potty Report 16 Feb 2013 16:24

Had posted this on Debbie's other thread - gives POB:

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
about James Mcdermid
Name: James Mcdermid
Birth Place: Dunfermline
Death Date: 14 Apr 1918
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Kirkcaldy
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Number: 34782
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre


K Report 16 Feb 2013 16:22

As the other thread has disappeared


Name: James Mcdermid
Age: 11
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Relationship: Son
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Mcdermid
Gender: Male
Where born: Dunfermline, Fife
Registration number: 426
Registration district: Dysart
Civil parish: Dysart
County: Fife
Address: 25 Factory Rd
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 9
Household schedule number: 6
Line: 4
Roll: CSSCT1901_137
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Mcdermid 38 b Cameron Fife Small Shopkeeper
Bridget Mcdermid 12
James Mcdermid 11
Alexander Mcdermid 10
Mary Mcdermid 9
Donald Mcdermid 8
Bridget Walker 19


♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:19

thanks rootgatherer


♥♥♥Debbie♥♥♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 16:19

yes thank you that's the one K. I will delete the other thread


rootgatherer Report 16 Feb 2013 16:17

Thank you Potty


rootgatherer Report 16 Feb 2013 16:16

Can you give use a link to the other thread please?


Potty Report 16 Feb 2013 16:15

Debbie, it would be better to add this to your other thread and delete this one. Is the James from your other thread and is he the one in the RAMC?