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Joseph Wesley BATTAMS

Regimental number2872
Place of birthPayneham, South Australia
SchoolPayneham State School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressRiver Street, Payneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.9
Height5' 9.5"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Battams, River Street, Payneham, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 6 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingnear Albert, France
Date of death5 April 1918
Age at death21.9
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Payneham Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: William and Caroline BATTAMS. Photo: Brian McLauchlan
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATTAMS Joseph Wesley

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