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John Alfred BATEMAN

Regimental number3229
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address118 Ifould Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 2"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Bateman, 118 Ifould Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date28 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 February 1916 (rash on back; discharged to duty, 3 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 7 March 1916 (eczema); transferred to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 22 March 1916 (acne and eczema); discharged, 4 April 1916 (scabies).

Taken on strength, 48th Bn, 26 April 1916.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 1 May 1916 (acne), and transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station (furunculosis); rejoined Bn, 16 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 June 1916 (acne vulgaris); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 June 1916 (boils); to Ambulance Train No 25, and admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 30 June 1916; transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 1 July 1916; discharged to duty, 3 July 1916; marched in to Base Depot, Etaples, 5 July 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 December 1916 (ulcer), and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 4 December 1916 (corneal ulcer); to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 7 December 1916; to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 10 December 1916; proceeded to join Bn from 4th Division Headquarters, 9 February 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 14 February 1917 (no further details recorded); rejoined 4th Division Headquarters, 17 March 1917.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 October 1917 (nephritis), and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train; admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 9 October 1917; transferred to England, 12 October 1917, and admitted to Kitchener War Hospital, Brighton, 13 October 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 October 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne (nephritis); discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 28 March 1918.

War service: 2 years 244 days (of which 2 years 109 days were abroad)

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

Cause of death: tuberculosis
Date of death2 April 1927
Age at death53
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 9 West, Grave 14), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATEMAN John Alfred

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