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William BATEMAN

Regimental number5048
Place of birthManchester, England
SchoolNewton Heath Board School, Manchester, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm hand
Addressc/o Richardson & Co, Katanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Mr J W Bateman, Kojonup Road, Katanning, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied from mustard gas poisoning.
FateDied of wounds 11 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death11 October 1917
Age at death27
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
61
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Annie BATEMAN. Native of Manchester, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 24 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 3 June 1916.

Joined 11th Bn, in the field, 29 July 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 9 November 1916 (debility and trench feet), and transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 11 November 1916. Transferred to England, 12 November 1916, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, 13 November 1916; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 11 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 April 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 11 September 1917; rejoined unit (date not recorded).

Wounded in action, 2 October 1917 (gassed: mustard gas), and admitted to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train, 4 October 1917, and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville.

Died of gas poisoning, 11 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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