Francis Deramer

Alias de Ramer; Francis Jacob
Born 26.07.1889*
Place Sejny, Suwalki, Poland
Ethnic origin Polish / Russian
Religion Roman Catholic
Father Franciszek de Ramer*
Mother Stefania Kazimiera Zaleska*

Wife Edith Maud (Mollie) Ahrle, married 1921 London, children Mollie Victoria (1919-2006), Francis Jacob Joseph (1923-2014) took part in WWII as merchant seaman (UK), Stefanie Halina (1926-2004), divorce 1932-1935; wife Sofie Jaxa-Kwiatkowska, children Tadeusz (1940-1940), Casimier Anthony (1943-1996)*

Residence before arrival at Australia Ex-officer of the Russian Army, was a student in St Petersburg, practical work
Arrived at Australia from Far East
on 20.05.1913
per Eastern
disembarked at Brisbane
Residence before enlistment Brisbane
Occupation 1915 Constructional engineer, 1923 Civir engineer; 1958 Teacher of languages, War office
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject; 1920 in UK
Residence after the war 1920 UK; 1922 Revel, Estonia; 1923 Brisbane, 1925 UK, by 1950 Purley, Surrey, UK
Died 8.01.1958 Edinburg, UK

Service #1

Service number 1751
Enlisted 6.01.1915
Place of enlistment Brisbane
Unit 9th Battalion
Rank Private, Lance Corporal
Place Gallipoli, 1915
Discharged 15.08.1916 in London, transferred to Russian Government Committee, London

Service #2 – British Army

Service number WR/208613
Enlisted Ca 1918
Place of enlistment UK
Unit Royal Engineers, UK
Rank R./S.M.
Awards MSM (LG 3.01.1920) for devotion to duty with the British Forces in Siberia
Discharged 1920

Service #3 – WWII (British Army)

Service number 75895
Enlisted 1939
Unit RAF
Rank 1939 Pilot Officer, 1940 Flying Officer; 1943 Flight Lieutenant
Discharged Ca 1945


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Records of Assistant Provost Marshal (AWM)

Repatriation Department file (NAA) (F J De Ramer)

Naturalisation records (National Archives, Kew)

Medal Card records (National Archives, Kew)

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*Information from Francis Deramer's family

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