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Regimental number57
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCobalt Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Batten, Cobalt Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in Junior Cadets.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Discharge date4 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Discharged on account of defective eyesight.

Re-enlisted, 9 May 1917.

Died of wounds, 4 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 6955 Bertram Leslie BATTEN for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATTEN Bertie

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