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VC1252    Thomas Currie Derrick

Name   Thomas Currie Derrick    No.      

VC Issue No.   1252   Awards   VC    DCM

Regiment   Australian Military Forces, 2nd/48th (South Australia) Battalion



Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Berri, Murray River, Australia

Place Of Death   Field hospital on Tarkan Island, Borneo

Buried/Location Ashes   Labuan War Cemetery, small island in Brunei Bay, 2 miles from Victoria Township, Malaysia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot XXIV, Row A, Grave 9

Gazetted    23 March 1944

VC Presented   7 May 1947, Covenor of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia


Headstone, Labuan War Cemetery, small island in Brunei Bay, 2 miles from Victoria Township, Malaysia

P  Memorial in Centennial Park Crematorium, Garden of Remembrance, Adelaide, South Australia

P  VC Heroes Walk, Anzac Memorial Park, The Strand, Townsville, Q, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

VC Memorial, by War Memorial, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia                           

Memorial Plaque, Cenotaph, South West Rocks, NSW, Australia

Display at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Derrick Street, Campbell, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Derrick Road, Elizebeth East, SA, Australia

Derrick Road, Loxwood, SA, Australia

By The Way…

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



VC 1251 VC 1253
VC 1251
VC 1253

BORN    20 March 1914

DIED  23 May 1945   AGE    31

VC Won   24 November 1943   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Sattelberg, New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War