- Last Name
- First Names
- Alfred J. O.
- St Michael's
- Date of Death
- 26th October 1944
- Royal Scots Fusiliers
- Biographical information
Alfred James Osborne Dempsey was born on 1st May 1916, and was the son of Mr James and Mrs Louisa Steele Dempsey, 28 Mardale Crescent. He was the husband of Margaret Amos Dempsey, of Fairmilehead, Edinburgh.
He attended George Watson’s School from 1921 – 1934. When at school, he was a good all-round athlete and played rugby, hockey, tennis and golf. He became a member of the staff of the Royal Bank of Scotland. and joined the Territorials in 1938.
After serving for 18 months with an anti-aircraft battery at Gibralter during the early years of the war, he was commissioned and transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers. With his regiment, he went to Holland in October 1944 and was killed in action on 26th October 1944.
St Michael’s Church magazine (December 1944) states “Died on active service Lieutenant Alfred Dempsey, husband of Peggy (Margaret Ross) married July 1942. Mrs Dempsey is serving in WRNS.”
He died at the age of 28 and his name is on the WW2 memorial of St Michael’s Church.