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John BATTY

Regimental number7814
Place of birthHarford, Hertfordshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSmith and fitter
AddressElmsdale Cycle Co., Farnborough, Hants, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Ernest Batty, Elmsdale Cycle Co., Farnborough, Hants, England
Previous military serviceWest Surrey Territorials
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 19 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death26
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Plot I. Row H, Grave No. 13A), Rouen, France
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 21 December 1915.

Transferred to 20th Battery, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, Moascar, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Transferred to 22nd Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Transferred to 13th Battery, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 27 January 1917; taken on strength, 28 January 1917.

Wounded in action, France, 15 April 1917; admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 April 1917 (shrapnel wound, lumbar region); transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 15 April 1917; to 49th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 April 1917; to Ambulance Train, 15 April 1917; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 16 April 1917; died of wounds, 19 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATTY John

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