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Richard John Vowden BATTEN

Regimental number1019
Place of birthArarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressDaylesford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Middap, 12 Wylie Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 119 Lance Corporal Edward Kirk BATTEN, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsThird given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Bowden.
Date of death19 December 1955
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery

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