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Alfred Plumley DERHAM

Date of birth12 September 1891
Place of birthCamberwell, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationMedical student
Address36 Sackville Street, East Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinT P Derham, 36 Sackville Street, East Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name5th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 25 April 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Alfred Phunley Derham on NR
Medals

Military Cross

'On 25th April 1915, and subsequently during operations in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe for acting with great bravery and ability, and continuing to do duty until 30th April, although shot through the thigh on 25th April.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6539
Date: 3 July 1915

Other detailsWar service: staff captain, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1915-16. Returned to Australia, completed medical course at Melbourne University, and appointed to the Australian Army Medical Corps.

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