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Timothy BATTLE

Regimental number6521
Place of birthSligo, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 9"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Gormley, South Shields, Durham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Discharge date19 June 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Wiltshire', 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, 11 April 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Found guilty at Rollestone, 21 May 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 14 May, to 2.30 am, 20 May 1917: awarded 6 days' confinement to camp and fine of 12 days' pay; forfeited total of 18 days' pay. Transferred to Machine Gun Company Details, Grantham, 16 June 1917.

Found guilty at Belton Park, 25 August 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 19 August, to 7.00 pm, 24 August 1917: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 15 days' pay.

Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 3 October 1917, and marched into Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers; moved into the field, 8 October 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Machine Gun Company, 11 October 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 28 November 1917, and transferred to Ambulance Train '36' (debility); admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 28 November 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 5 December 1917; discharged to duty, 8 December 1917; marched into Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers, 11 December 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Camiers, 19 December 1917. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 6 January 1918 (classified 'PB' by Medical Board); marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 January 1918.

Found guilty at Weymouth, 4 February 1918, of being absent without leave at Portland, 11.15 pm, 29 January, to 11.00 am, 2 February 1918: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 20 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; departed Cape Town on HT 'Orontes', 19 April 1918; disembarked Sydney for onward travel to 1st Military District, 12 May 1918. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Brisbane, 19 June 1918 (premature senility).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATTLE Timothy

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