Mary Ann McDermott was born on 18 October 1901 in the district of Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland. Her father was a coal miner from Ireland and her mother was born in Blanytre. Her father enlisted in the Highland Cyclist Corps in 1916 at the age of 39. He was transferred to the Black Watch Regiment and experienced the last two years of the war in an infantry division.
On 7 January 1938 Mary Ann married Charles Findlay, who was a private serving in the Royal Scot Fusiliers. He was stationed at North Camp in Aldershot, England. They were married in St. Joseph's Church in Blantyre, which was a Catholic church.
May Ann died on 17 February 1952 at Shotts Sanatorium of pulmonary tuberculosis at the at of 41. At the time of her death she and her husband lived at 202 Station Road in Blantyre.
1911 Scotland Census, 02/04/1911 McDermott, Mary Ann (Census 1911 405/02 008/00 016)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1909 McDermott, Mary Ann (Statutory Births 405/02 0336)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1938 Findlay, Charles - McDermott, Mary Ann (Statutory Marriages 624/00 0014)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1952 Findlay, Mary Ann (Statutory Deaths 626/0B 044)
UK, British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920, John McDermott, 1876