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Regimental number3761
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical analyst and bacteriologist
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs W Batchelor, Acacia Villa, Tadema Road, Chelsea, London, England
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations on MONT ST. QUENTIN N.E. of PERONNE, on 31st August 1918, these two soldiers went forward to form a covering party during the transfer of troops from the trench to another. They kept up fire during the operation although both were wounded. They made back to our trench when the operation was completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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