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Herbert David BATTERSBY

Regimental number1218
Place of birthNarre Warren North, Victoria
SchoolNarre Warren North State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNarre Warren North, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Battersby, Narre Warren N., Victoria
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death29 May 1917
Age at death22
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 4), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Jane BATTERSBY. Native of Narre Warren North, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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