I am looking for what happened to Albert Joseph Derrick after being apprehended in 1904 in South Australia "as a pauper lunatic, at Cockburn; sent to the asylum" :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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I am looking for what happened to Albert Joseph Derrick after being apprehended in 1904 in South Australia "as a pauper lunatic, at Cockburn; sent to the asylum"

Query by Rodney53

Born 1871, Amherst, Victoria. The subject of the 1904 South Australia Police gazette report (October 5, 1904), under the heading of "Apprehensions of The Week". Mentioned in the 1920 death notice of his mother as deceased. Brother of my great-grandmother, Kate Roberts.
I am trying to find when and where Albert J. Derrick may have died, and where he might be buried. The 1904 report is our last clue.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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on 2019-01-25 17:39:50

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by charlie19 on 2019-01-25 20:57:44

This official Australian Death record with its details could assist your research further -Albert J Derrick
Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989
Name: Albert J Derrick
Occupation: Ex Secretary
Death Date: 23 Dec 1931
Event Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Residence City: Auburn
Event Date: 22 Mar 1932
Series Number: 247
Record Number: 971

by ScotNZ on 2019-01-25 21:17:11

There is an Albert Derrick who also appears in NSW Gaol Descriptions and Entrance Books. In one it appears to refer to him 1904 in Port Pirie.
Detail from Books.
Where Born:Victoria. Religion: Wesleyen. Age: 33 but also gives DOB 12/10/71.

Some online trees record him as dying in Perth in 1945. There is a death recorded in WA online database for Ablert J Derrick (note spelling of first name.

by Rodney53 on 2019-01-25 22:18:32

Thanks charlie19 and ScotNZ. I appreciate your efforts.
One or other of the Albert J. Derrick you report may well be ours. Both are worth investigating.
(*In 1920, when his mother died, Albert Joseph was named as her son in the family death notice and was listed there as deceased. It is possible that the death notice contains an error, including perhaps that he was thought, wrongly, to be dead).

by tonkin on 2019-01-26 02:28:44

Name: Albert Joseph DERRICK.
Died: 17 December 1944.
Place: Claremont, Western Australia.
Age: 73 years.
Buried: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.
Area: Wesleyan.
Grave number: 0026A.

by Rodney53 on 2019-01-26 05:36:57

Thanks, tonkin and ngairedith.
Much appreciated.

by ngairedith on 2019-01-26 05:08:02

West Australian, 22 Nov 1928
Suburban Police are watching for Albert Derrick (45), single, a patient who escaped from the Claremont Hospital for the Insane yesterday morning. Derrick is considered to be harmless being generally of a quiet disposition but may be dangerous at times. He was on semi-parole at the time of his escape. He is 5ft 8in in height, with brown hair, turning grey, drooping moustache and sallow complexion. He was wearing the institution clothes - khaki coat and trousers and black boots, branded "M5"

Sunday Times, Perth, 16 Dec 1928
Albert Derrick who escaped from the Claremont Asylum on November 21, was recaptured at Dowerin on Friday and was brought to Perth yesterday afternoon

by ngairedith on 2019-01-26 05:14:31

The Albert J Derrick that charlie commented as dying in Melbourne in Dec 1931, was Albert James Derrick, Secretary of the Central Methodist Mission

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