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George Joseph BATTY

Regimental number10502
Place of birthAraluen New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressAraluen, via Braidwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, R Batty, Araluen, via Braidwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 16th/17th September, 1918, to the cessation of hostilities, this N.C.O. was with an Artillery Sub-Section and proved himself thoroughly efficient and reliable under all conditions. The success of the Artillery communications was in no small measure due to the personal exertions of this N.C.O. on one occasion, whilst in charge of Section, he showed ability and initiative in a very difficult situation and his efforts were eminently successful.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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