Major General Francis Plumley Derham

Service number VX114001
Ranks Held Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Temporary Major General
Birth Date 15 May 1885
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Camberwell
Death Date 22 October 1957
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, East Melbourne
Final Rank Major General
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • 2nd Australian Divisional Artillery
  • 5th Australian Divisional Artillery
  • 14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
  • 11th Australian Field Artillery Battery
  • 3rd Australian Divisional Ammunition Column
  • 14th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Royal Australian Artillery
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1944-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-07
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1944-01-06
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    3rd Australian Divisional Ammunition Column
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    07 January 1919 on page 312 at position 12
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 893 at position 28
  • First World War Nominal Roll:

    Unit
    2nd Australian Divisional Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    01 January 1917 on page 28 at position 13
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1389 at position 18
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6201 at position 20
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2055 at position 111
  • Honours and Awards:

    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Temporary Major General
    London Gazette
    01 January 1944 on page 4 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    06 January 1944 on page 5 at position 2
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    11th Australian Field Artillery Battery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Royal Australian Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 254 at position 24
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1391 at position 76
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Divisional Artillery
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    28 December 1917 on page 13564 at position 83
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 842 at position 74
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15226 at position 4
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 880 at position 63

Timeline

Date of birth 15 May 1885
Date of enlistment 28 October 1915
Date of embarkation 18 November 1915
Date of recommendation honour or award 02 October 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 01 October 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 04 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 08 March 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 August 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 18 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 23 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 25 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 27 September 1918
Date returned to Australia 04 July 1919
Date of death 22 October 1957