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Edward John DERRICK

Regimental number6315
Place of birthKew, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address221 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Derrick, 221 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date26 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 6th Training Bn, Larkhill, 31 January 1917.

Found guilty, 18 April 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 16 April, to 12.30 pm, 17 April 1917: awarded forfeiture of two days' pay; total forfeiture: 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; taken on strength, 23rd Bn, in the field, 2 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left knee); admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 4 May 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train No 31, 5 May 1917, and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 6 May 1917; transferred to England, 27 May 1917, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 29 May 1917 (wound severe); tranmsferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 June 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 September 1918; discharged Melbourne, 26 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DERRICK Edward John

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