Francis Deramer

Francis Deramer
Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 13 February, 1915, p. 23

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

Service 1
service number 1751
enlisted 6.01.1915
POE 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
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

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


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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