|Place of birth||Kew, Victoria|
|Address||221 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, James Derrick, 221 Punt Road, Richmond, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||23rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DERRICK Edward John|