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Lionell Archibald BATTERHAM

Regimental number64037
Place of birthMurrurundi, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Frank Batterham, Dry Creek, Moonan Flat, Scone, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1918
Place of enlistmentScone, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th General Service Reinforcements (Egypt) (New South Wales)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 14 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date8 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney, 14 September 1918; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 4 October 1918 (measles); disembarked Colombo, Ceylon, 5 October 1918; embarked Colombo (HT 'Karoola'), 5 October 1918; disembarked suez, 18 October 1918.

Taken on strength, 6th Light Horse Regiment, 14 November 1918.

Transferred to 1st Light Horse Regiment, and taken on strength, 9 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 8 May 1919. [Note, p. 10 of NAA file states 'discharged ... in consequence of medical unfitness'.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATTERHAM Lionell Archibald

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