Gilbert Hasting MacDermott

1845-1901 [prop. Farrell]; music hall singer; performed a patriotic song George William Hunt entitled ‘We Don’t Want to Fight’ which includes the word ‘jingo’ [hence ‘jingoism’], taken up by the pro-war party during the Russo-Turkish conflict, 1878; wrote melodramas incl. Driven from Home (1871); regarded as the last ‘lion comique’ of the English music-hall. ODNB