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William Kingsley BATTY

Regimental number731
Place of birthSt Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Just Batty, Empress G.M., Mt Magnet, Western Australia
Previous military serviceRifle Club
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, West Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death30 April 1915
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Row E, Grave no. 2), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Joseph and Jean BATTY. Mickleham, Victoria. Native of St. Kilda, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 30 April 1915.

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

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