Nicholas BATEMAN

Regimental number944
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil engineer
AddressG P O Perth, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 5.5"
Weight169 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Bateman, 15 Anglesea Street, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 9 weeks, South Ireland Imperial Yeomanry; 1 year, British South African Police.
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Tropical Force, F Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Te Anau on 20 November 1915
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Discharge date10 February 1919
Other details

War service: Rabaul

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Te-Anau', 20 November 1915. Proceeded to Kokopo for duty, 3 January 1916; struck off strength of unit, 6 January 1916; to be Acting Corporal, 1 January 1918.

Commenced leave to Australia on SS 'Melusia', 18 February 1918; struck off strength of unit, 19 February 1918.

Embarked Sydney on SS 'Melusia', 4 May 1918; disembarked Rabaul, 13 May 1918; taken on strength of unit, 14 May 1918; seconded for duty, Raluana, and struck off strength, 30 May 1918; attached to the Department of Survey and Roads, 1 June 1918; returned to regimental duty, 16 October 1918; struck off strength of Garrison, 19 October 1918.

Found guilty at Rabaul, 3 December 1918, of being in unlawful possession of alcohol contrary to standing orders: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks.

Found guilty, 30 December 1918, of drunkenness: fined 2/6.

Commenced return to Australia on SS 'Melusia', 1 January 1919; struck off strength, 3 January 1919.

Discharged Sydney, 10 February 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATEMAN Nicholas