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Victor Thomas Arthur BATTEN

Regimental number860
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlasterer
Address7 Roper Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height6' 4"
Weight192 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Batten, 'Tom's Court,' off Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service5 years Geelong Garrison Artillery; 5 years Cape Garrison Artillery; 2 years 8 months German Transport Conductor, Africa; 10 months, 3rd Light Horse Regiment (AIF)
Enlistment date10 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 December 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Disembarked Suez, 27 April 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Ballarat', 5 July 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 6 August 1915; discharged Melbourne, 10 May 1916 (medically unfit, asthma).

Re-enlisted and attached for duty with base Postal unit, 3rd Military District (prior to discharge), 21 October 1915; discharged, 23 January 1919.

Joined 3rd Military District Guard, 24 January 1919; died of disease, No 5 Australian General Hospital, Melbourne, 11 February 1919 (pneumonic influenza).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 February 1919
Age at death43
Place of burialCoburg Cemetery (Plot C, Row 6, Grave No. 547), Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATTEN Victor Thomas Arthur

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