Herbert Pearson BATEMAN

BATEMAN, Herbert Pearson

Service Number: 564
Enlisted: 24 March 1915, No 13 Depot Co, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 1884
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Scotch College, Claremont, Western Australia
Occupation: Barrister and Solicitor
Died: Killed In Action, France, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Memorials: East Fremantle Municipality Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 564, No 13 Depot Co, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
24 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 28th Infantry Battalion, C Coy
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Corporal, 564, 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Corporal, 564, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
26 Sep 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 28th Infantry Battalion, Gallipoli
13 Dec 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion, C Coy

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Herbert was the fourth of eight children of John Wesley Bateman Snr (born 1851 in Fremantle WA - descendant of the pioneering Bateman family who arrived in Fremantle in 1830) and Mary Armstong (born 1851 at Murray River in Ravenswood, WA). 

Herbert was a Barrister and Solicitor in Fremantle WA when he enlisted in the AIF in 1915, He served with 28 Infantry Battalion C Coy, initially as a Private (Service No: 564) and was a Lieutenant when he was KIA (explosive shell) on the Somme in France in 1916.

Herbert's brother - in - law Henry Kennedy Maley MLA served in the Boer War with the 2nd Western Australian Contingent, and two brothers also served in WWI - Vernon (Service no: 3756) and Horace William (Service No: 565)