William James BATT

BATT, William James

Service Number: 4138
Enlisted: 13 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Hindmarsh, South Australia, 16 June 1895
Home Town: Bolivar, Salisbury, South Australia
Schooling: Hindmarsh Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Died of wounds, France, 8 April 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
7 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, 4138, 10th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, 4138, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
8 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, 4138, 50th Infantry Battalion


Late Pte. W. J. Batt
The late Pte. W. J. Batt, who died of gunshot wounds in the head on April 8, was the eldest son of Mr. James Batt, of Adelaide (late of Hindmarsh). He left Australia on February 7, 1916, and served in Egypt before going on to France, where he was wounded in the left arm a few months ago. After his recovery he joined the 50th Battalion, with which he served until his death. He was born at West Hindmarsh, and received his education at the Hindmarsh Public School. For some years he was employed by Mr. A. Duthie, of Kilkenny, as a blacksmith, but subsequently took up farming at the Bolivar. He was 21 years of age, and was much liked by all who knew him. His happy and generous disposition won for him a large circle of friends.

The Register Friday 20 April 1917 page 8

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Son of James BATT and Sarah Adelaide nee PICKERING