Son of William Dempsey, of Calerion St., Kilrea, Co. Derry, Ireland.
Meningitis at London, Ont.
Spinal meningitis claimed its first victim among the troops in training here this afternoon when Private Alexander Dempsey, of A Company, 18th Battalion, succumbed to the dreaded disease at Victoria Hospital. Dempsey enlisted at Windsor. Every precaution is being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.
Montreal Gazette. March 26, 1915.