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Reginald Algy BATCHELOR

Regimental number276
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWireless operator
AddressWireless Station, Port Darwin, Northern Territory
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinLilian Mary Batchelor, 1 Sydney Villas, Pelham Road, Wimbledon, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in East Surrey Regiment, Territorial Force, England; not serving in any military unit at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 September 1915
Discharge date13 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Beltana', 17 September 1915; disembarked Fremantle, 6 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left leg; nervous debility), 13 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Subsequently enlisted for Home Service; discharged at own request, 28 September 1918.

Death, 28 February 1971, deemed to be not attributable to War Service.
Date of death28 February 1971
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATCHELOR Reginald Algy

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