2nd Lt Harry Reginald Fletcher Derrick

1892 Aug 2. Born Barton Regis, Gloucs.

1901 Living at 93, Whiteladies Road, Bristol

1908 Apr 2. Signs up for RFA Territorial Force

1911 Living at 93 Whiteladies Road Bristol in census

1912 Mar 16. Promoted TA Sergeant in RFA

1914 Aug 3. Embodied in TA at Clifden, Bristol

1915 Mar 30. Lands in France. His service number 825011 would put him in the 240th Brigade RFA formerly 1/1 South Midland Brigade, RFA. Looking at its Station 1 July 1913, most likely the 1st or 2nd Gloucestershire Battery since they are at Clifton, Bristol the address on his Medal Card.

1916 Sep 3. Gun Shot Wound to shoulder in France

1916 Sep 5. Returns to UK.

1917 Nov 30. To Officer Cadet School. The comment made about him suggests that he had failed an earlier course

1918 Jun 10. Commissioned

1918 Aug 28 Posted to France for 4th Army Artillery Reinforcements, 189 A Brigade

1918 Sep 30 Posted to 77 Army Brigade RFA, C Battery, later to B Battery

1919 Dec 19 to Jan 2 On leave in UK

1919 Feb . Leaves his unit in France, "sick" and returns to UK. His UK address is the same as on 1901and 1911 censuses

1919 May 18. Relinquishes his commission. H. R. F. Derrick.

1920 Nov 8 Joined ADRIC with service no 1003, being absorbed into "Depot" Company.

1921 Mar 19. He was transferred to "F" Company where he served without promotions or further transfers.

Noted as "tortures prisoners" in IRA Intelligence Book

1922 Jan 17. Leaves ADRIC

1927 May He was awarded the Territorial Efficiency Medal in May 1927. The criteria were for a minimum of 12 years service in the Territorial Army with war service counting double.

1939 A single Commercial Traveller, living at 32 Cowper Road , Bristol with his widowed mother.

1944 Jul/Sep Marries Thelma H M Davies in Bristol (she was living with him in 1939)

1971 Jan/Mar Died

I had a reply from his son in law, but he did not say much about his time in ADRIC apart from the fact that the money was his reason for joining.

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