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Herbert Pearson BATEMAN

Regimental number564
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolThe Fremantle School; Scotch College, Claremont, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarrister
AddressMoss Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Bateman, Moss Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death31.8
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 16), Ovillers-La-Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Wesley and Mary BATEMAN, 'Sydenham', Moss Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3756 Sergeant Vernon BATEMAN, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919; 565 Pte Horace William BATEMAN, 28th Bn, killed in action, 8 December 1916.

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