David Cormack

David Cormack, 9th Royal Scots, killed at Passchendaele 20 September 1917

Can anyone help us remember David?

Over the weekend of 23 to 25 September 2017, Deerness will be remembering 3 Deerness boys who were killed at Passchendaele, David Cormack, Robert Foubister and James Scott. We are in contact with family of both Robert Foubister and James Scott. We would like to be in touch with anyone related to David.

David was born in Deerness, Orkney on 22 November 1893, the son of John Cormack of Delday, and Wilhelmina Annal of Mossater, South Ronaldsay.

In July 1915, David was with his parents, living at 353 Easter Road, Leith, Edinburgh when he enlisted in the 9TH Royal Scots.

At the time of his death his parents had returned to Orkney and were living at Hilldale Cottage, Melsetter, Longhope.

David had one brother, John, and 7 sisters. David was unmarried when he died.

David’s surviving sisters were:

Jane Elizabeth Skea Cormack, who married Peter Curley from Kingussie. They had a son, Alister John Curley. Jane died on 24 July 1946.

Margaret Ann Spence Cormack, who married John Skea from Burray. They had 2 sons, being Edwin and John.

Elizabeth Cormack, who married Eric Sutherland of Ferrier St, Leith in 1903.

Mina Robertson Cormack, who married James Robertson in Leith on 20 December 1907.

Jemima May Turnbull Cormack, who married Harry Lawrence, a Royal Navy stoker in Leith on 28 July 1916.

Mary Ellen Kennedy Cormack, who married James Matches Anderson of Pools, Walls on 31 January 1923.

We only have a poor quality newspaper photo of David as a young man.

If you have any information about connections, information, photographs of David, please Messenger or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many thanks.

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