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Arthur Stanley BATSON

Regimental number2408
Place of birthWurdi-Boluc, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMansion, Winchelsea, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Stephen Batson, Mansion, Winchelsea, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale on 6 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 7/2/16 & posted to 8th Light Horse, 17th Reinforcements. Subsequently joined 3rd Battalion, Camel Corps, and transferred to 15 Light Horse on 1 July 1918. Died of pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 14 October 1918
Age at death25
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row O, Grave No. 306), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Marched into 3rd Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 11 June 1916.

Transferred to Imperial Camel Corps, 1 July 1916, and taken on strength of No 11 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, the same day.

Taken on strength of 3rd Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Bde, 11 November 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, El Arish, 29 December 1916 (pleurisy); admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 10 January 1917; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 15 January 1917; discharged, 8 February 1917, and marched into Australia and New Zealand Reserve Bde, Imperial Camel Corps, Abbassia, 9 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 16 February 1917; rejoined No 11 Company, 3rd Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Corps, El Arish, 17 February 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, Sinai Peninsula, 29 March 1917 (pleurisy); to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 10 April 1917; to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 5 June 1917; discharged, 13 June 1917, and marched into Australia and New Zealand Reserve Imperial Camel Corps Bde, Abbassia, the same day.

Found guilty, 22 June 1917, of while on active service, being absent from 0700 parade, 17 June 1917: award, admonished.

Proceeded to unit, 4 July 1917; rejoined 3rd Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Corps, El Shabith, 5 July 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 15th Light Horse, 1 July 1918, due to re-organisation.

To Rest Camp, Port Said, 29 July 1919; rejoined 15th Light Horse, 10 August 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 2 October 1918 (pneumonia); admitted to No 31 General Hospital, Abbassia, 11 October 1918; dangerously ill, 13 October 1918.

Died, 14 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Buried by Chaplain A.P. Durant, 17 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATSON Arthur Stanley

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