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Percy Rupert BATTEN

Regimental number2284
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPipe layer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 4.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Blanche Batten, 43 Queen Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Discharge date26 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 2 January 1917.

Marched out to Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 11 January 1917.

Found guilty, 19 February 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military Displine, namely: insolence to his Superior Officer: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 April 1917; marched out to 2nd Division Army Medical Corps, 7 June 1918.

Temporarily attached for duty to 7th Field Ambulance from 32nd Bn, 8 June 1917.

Taken on strength, 6th Field Ambulance, 14 June 1917.

Marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 26 January 1918.

Proceeded to England, 8 February 1918 (rheumatism and varicose veins); marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Marathon', 15 April 1918 (Nursing Staff); disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged, Adelaide, 26 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Rubert.
Date of death12 October 1931
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATTEN Percy Rupert

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