|Place of birth||Delvin, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Tea and rubber planter|
|Address||Valey Healy, Delvent, County Westmeath, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, Espine S Batty, Delwent, County Westmeath, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served for 5 years in the Ceylon Planters Royal Corps, Ceylon.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||24th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*Given name Espine Robert|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Euripides', 8 May 1915.
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 30 August 1915; taken on strength of 24th Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 19 September 1915.
Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 30 October 1915 (dysentery); discharged to unit, 5 November 1915.
Admitted to Bombay PC Hospital, 23 December 1915 (pyrexia). Transferred to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 26 January 1916 (rheumatism); discharged to duty, 24 February 1916; marched into Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 26 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 May 1916; taken on strength of 24th Bn, 31 July 1916.
Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 5 August 1916 (gun shot wound, right wrist and forehead). Proceeded to England, 12 August 1916, and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital, London; discharged to duty, 2 September 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot (classified B1A); moved out to 6th Training Bn. Proceeded to France, 13 December 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, 14 December 1916; rejoined unit in the field, 21 December 1916.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, left leg). Proceeded to England for further treatment, 13 May 1917; admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, 14 May 1917; discharged from hospital on furlough, 28 May 1917. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 June 1917; moved out for duty with Ordnance Services, Tidworth, 5 November 1917; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 9 February 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, 23 February 1918.
Proceeded to France, 20 March 1918, and marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, 21 March 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 25 March 1918.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 October 1918 (gun shot wound, left arm). Proceeded to England for further treatment, 10 October 1918; admitted to Dorset County Hospital, 11 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 12 November 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 November 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Melbourne, 27 March 1920 (gun shot wound, left arm and chest wall).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BATTY Espine Herbert Fitzherbert|