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Espine Herbert Fitzherbert BATTY

Regimental number992
Place of birthDelvin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTea and rubber planter
AddressValey Healy, Delvent, County Westmeath, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Espine S Batty, Delwent, County Westmeath, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Ceylon Planters Royal Corps, Ceylon.
Enlistment date31 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Espine Robert
Discharge date27 March 1920
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATTY Espine Herbert Fitzherbert

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