2nd Lt. Francis Joseph Derwent, London Regt

1896 Feb 8 Born Custom House, West Ham, Essex

1901 census at 6, Charlemont Road, East Ham

1911 census at 44 Sandy Hill Road Plumstead Woolwich (same as on MIC). His father is a Naval pensioner working at Royal Naval Gun Factory, Woolwich

1915 Oct 15 Lands in France

1918 Oct 7. The undermentioned, from Officer Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lts.:Commissioned London Regt. Francis Joseph Derwent

1920 Apr 9. 6th Bn. Lond. R.—2nd Lt. F. J. Derwent to be Lt.

1921 Feb 3. Lt. F. J. Derwent resigns his commn., , and retains the rank of Lt.

1921 May 4. Joined ADRIC with service no 1931. Posted to R Coy

1921 May 14. Posted to P Coy

1922 Jan 24. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1926 Nov 26. Arrives in San Francisco from Wellington, NZ. He is working 2nd Class Assistant Steward

1930 Oct 24. Arrives San Francisco from Sydney. He is working 2nd Class Assistant Steward

1931 Jun 5. Arrives in San Francisco from Sydney.He is a night watchman.

He then settles in Australia as a waiter. And appears on a number of electoral rolls

1940 Married in Sydney, Aus to Gerda Anne Marie Birger

1963 Living with Gerda in Chatswood, NSW. On electoral roll, he is a "packer"

1971 Dec 26. Died NSW . Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens 199 Delhi Road, North Ryde NSW, 2113, Australia P: 1300 733 988 . Aged 75