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Eric Charles BATTYE

Date of birth17 January 1892 ; secondary dob: 21/12/1887
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWynyaro, Strathfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabelle Battye, Wynyaro, Strathfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCadets and Senior Cadets
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment


Unit: 4th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 25 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 28 March 1918

FateKilled in Action 16 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialJerusalem War Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 87), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Herbert Wynyard and Isabella BATTYE, 37 Wentworth Road, Strathfield, New South Wales. Native of Balmain, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1032 Sergeant Raymond Vincent BATTYE, Australian Divisional Train, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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