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William James BATCHELOR

Regimental number10497
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelephone mechanic
Address14 Maugie Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W J Batchelor, 14 Maugie Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Previous military service55th Infantry
Enlistment date1 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Work near Villers-Carbonnel on 28-29 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 7 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Date of death20 May 1973

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