|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Address||Queen Street, Petersburg, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Susana Derrick, Queen Street, Petersburg, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2598A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 26 August 1915; taken on strength of Company Bn, from Reinforcements, Mudros, 25 November 1915; marched in to Alexandria, Egypt, 29 December 1915; transferred to, and taken on strength of, 3rd Machine Gun Company, 13 March 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.
Wounded in action and admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916; transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 21 July 1916; to Convalescent Depot, 23 July 1916; discharged and marched in to Base Depot, 27 July 1916.
Detached to Machine Gun School, 7 August 1916; rejoined unit from School, 1 September 1916; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 27 September 1916; marched in to 1st Australia Division Base Depot, 3 October 1916; rejoined unit from hospital, 5 November 1916; transferred to, and taken on strength of, 10th Bn, 2 May 1917; taken on strength of 11th Bn, 25 July 1917; on leave to United Kingdom, 8 September 1917; taken on strength of 3rd Machine Gun Company, 3 January 1918; appointed Driver, 1 March 1918; on leave to Paris, 14 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 25 March 1918; reverted to Private at own request, 14 October 1918; on leave to Paris, 31 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 18 November 1918; marched out to Base Depot, 29 January 1919; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 3 February 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, England, 4 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suffolk', from Devonport, 12 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 31 May 1919; discharged, 25 July 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DERRICK Edward|