Derrick, Cecil Reginald (Captain)

Place of Birth: unknown

Age: 35 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 24 March 1915

Service Number: Captain            view online service record

Address:
Town Pier
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
T C Derrick (brother)
35 Power Street
Hawthorn, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion

Fate:
DOW: Monday, 20 September 1915
Place: Gallipoli


Major, 22 Infantry, died of wounds, 20 September, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 37, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

Brother: Theodore Clarence DERRICK (parents deceased), born Richmond, educated Elsternwick SS. He enlisted with an address given as the Town Pier, Port Melbourne, shown as a food analyst, with a brother in Hawthorn as next of kin. He was the Area Commander for the Port Melbourne Defence Area before joining the AIF. Circular returned by a brother in Hawthorn nominating Brighton as place of association, but with a Mr RYALL, “editor, newspaper, Port Melbourne” as an additional reference. Noted he had 16 years’ service with the civilian volunteer forces, also a member of the Port Melbourne Swimming Club.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


Captain C R Derrick

Captain C R Derrick – Port Melbourne Standard, 3 April 1915

Captain Derrick joined the military in 1899 working his way through the ranks achieving the rank of Captain in 1910. He was appointed area officer to Port Melbourne in 1911.

1915 ‘OUR AREA OFFICER.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 3 April, p. 2, viewed 10 March, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91166409

1915 ‘Major Derrick Wounded.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 2 October, p. 2, viewed 26 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91164957

1915 ‘Major Derrick Dies of Wounds.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 23 October, p. 2, viewed 2 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91164621

1915 ‘Family Notices.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 30 October, p. 2, viewed 2 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91167302

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1915 ‘THE LATE MAJOR DERRICK.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 30 October, p. 2, viewed 2 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91167292

1915 ‘Church Parade.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 13 November, p. 2, viewed 12 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91166862

1915 ‘How Major Derrick Fell.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 November, p. 2, viewed 12 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91163678

1915 ‘LATE MAJOR DERRICK.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 November, p. 3, viewed 12 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91163671

C R Derrick was listed on the Swimming Club Roll of Honour, 25 November 1916.

1916 ‘ROLL OF HONOR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 04 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91164781

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