|Place of birth||Hindmarsh, South Australia|
|School||Pulteney Street School and Muirden College, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Osmond Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Mary Battye, Osmond Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Sergeant Major, Signal Company Militia Forces; and Lieutenant in Citizen Forces|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Division Artillery|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Roisel, Somme, France|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 10), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Joseph and Mary Elizabeth BATTYE, 25 Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 3 January 1916; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan (date unknown); discharged to Training Bn, 24 January 1916.
Proceeded to join 50th Bn, 26 February 1916; taken on strength, 50th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 29 February 1916.
Promoted Lieutenant, 17 March 1916.
Transferred to 4th Divisional Field Artillery, Tel-el-Kebir, 21 March 1916; taken on strength, 111th Battery, 24th Howitzer Brigade, 22 March 1916.
Transferred to Brigade Ammunition Column, Serapeum, 18 April 1916.
Transferred to Artillery Training Depot, 23 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 15 June 1916.
Transferred to 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, Etaples, 9 August 1916.
Transferred to 4th Divisional Trench Mortar Battery, 12 August 1916.
Transferred to 4th Divisional Field Artillery, 28 August 1916.
Temporarily attached to Trench Mortar School, Berthen, 16 September 1916.
Wounded in action, France, 28 May 1917; admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 29 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder, back of head, left ear); embarked for England, 31 May 1917; admitted to Kitchener War Hospiral, Brighton, 1 June 1917; transferred to Cobham Hall, 24 July 1917; to Fort Pitt, Chatham, 5 August 1917; discharged, 18 September 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 18 September 1917; marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 21 September 1917; marched into No 4 Command Depot, 22 September 1917; marched out to Details Camp, Parkhouse, 26 October 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 3 March 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 4 March 1918; marched out to 4th Divisional Artillery, 5 March 1918; taken on strength, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 8 March 1918.
Transferred to 11th Field Artillery Brigade, 22 July 1918; taken on strength, 43rd Battery, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 22 July 1918.
Detached to 4th Army Artillery School, 23 August 1918; rejoined unit, 13 September 1918.
Killed in action, France, 29 September 1918 (he was hit through the heart by a piece of high explosive shell while supervising work at the gun line. Death was instantaneous).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BATTYE Ernest Joseph|