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Edward DERRICK

Regimental number2598
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCooper
AddressQueen Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susana Derrick, Queen Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2598A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Discharge date25 July 1919
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, DERRICK Edward

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