|Place of birth||Tandara, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Nixon Street, Benalla, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||40|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Harriet Meatherringham, Nixon Street, Benalla, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of eyesight)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||37th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/54/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||37th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Age at death from cemetery records||42|
|Place of burial||Springvale Cemetery, Victoria|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1916; transshipped to HT 'Borda', Sierre Leone, 2 December 1916; found guilty, 18 December 1916, at sea, of sleeping on his post, 12 December: awarded 24 hours' detention; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 10th Training Bn, 10 January 1917.
Found guilty, 20 January 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 18 January, to 9.30 am, 19 January 1917: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 23 January 1917; discharged, 27 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 27 March 1917.
Marched in to 10th training Bn, 27 March 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 37th Bn, in the field, 8 May 1917.
Admitted to hospital, 30 January 1918; rejoined Bn, 31 January 1918 (no further details recorded).
On leave to England, 19 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 9 March 1918.
Wounded in action, 29 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 29 August 1918; transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 August 1918; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 31 August 1918; transferred to England, 2 September 1918, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 3 September 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 September 1918.
Found guilty, 29 September 1918, of being absent without leave from 2000, 25 September, until admitted to hospital, 26 September 1918: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay; total forfeiture: 2 days' pay.
Discharged from 3rd Auxiliary Hospital on furlough, 16 October 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 30 October 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 November 1918.
Admitted to hospital, 16 November 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot from hospital, 14 December 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 254 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 February 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 13 March 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDied in 11th Australian General Hospital, 13 June 1919 (acute appendicitis).
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DERRICK John Henry|