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Lot 2050    SESSION 8 (2.30PM WEDNESDAY 29TH MARCH)    Orders, Decorations & Medals - Australian Singles

Estimate $250

WWI MEMORIAL PLAQUE, named to Albert Maurice Derrez, number 21 in front of lion's back leg. One time gilded, most now missing, fine.

Albert Maurice Derrez alias Edward Norman, traveller, age 26, born in Montreal, Canada; Enl.11Aug1916 at Brisbane, Qld under the name of Norman but on 20Apr1917 he signed a Statutory Declaration declaring that his real name was Albert Maurice Derrez and that he had a wife in Brisbane, Qld (his full name as per his wife's correspondence was Albert Maurice Raphael Derrez and they were married at Erskineville, Sydney, NSW on 20Dec1915); Emb.09Nov1916; Court Martialled for deserting his posting 24-27Dec1917 at La Menegate near Steenwerck, later surrendering to French Gendarme at Hazebrouck - Not Guilty but guilty of being AWL; detached to 8FAB 10Feb1918; injured accidentally with burns to face 20Feb1918; rejoined 8FAB 25Feb1918; Reported Killed Accidentally 28Aug1918, France, records later amended to show KIA; Buried Bray Communal Cemetery French Extension 5 miles SSE of Albert; War Grave Register notes that he was the son of Jean Joseph and Jeanne Derrez (nee Baraize); husband of Lilian Fatouros (formerly Derrez), of Popular Caf‚, 133 Liverpool St, Sydney, NSW, Native of Tours, France L. B1.9.

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