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Saturday, 19 January 2013

McClatchie, John Dermot

Lieutenant John Dermot McClatchie
was born on 26th July 1897.  

He was the son of James William McClatchie and Jane McClatchie.  James’ occupation is a Bank Manager.  In 1901, McClatchie was living in house 9, High Street, Lurgan.  By 1911 the family are living in house 13, Market Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh. 
On ‘Ulster Day’, Saturday, 28th September 1912, a John McClatchie signed the Ulster Covenant at the Town Hall, Lurgan giving his address as Albert Street, Lurgan. 
McClatchie joined Northern Bank and worked in Bray as junior.  He was of Presbyterian faith. 
Whilst in Bray, McClatchie volunteered and enlisted into the 4th Bn. RIR.  He saw service with the British Expeditionary Force, was then posted to the 8th Bn. RIR ending up in the 15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles as a Lieutenant.  He was invalided once. 

Demobilisation came in April 1919. 
He was awarded the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal. 

There was also a further son, Captain W A McClatchie MC.  The Belfast News Letter of 26th September 1917 reports:

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