Service Number: 2377
Enlisted: 25 August 1916, Adelaide South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hindmarsh, 3 September 1895
Home Town: Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Adelaide, SA, 4 March 1961, aged 65 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (AIF Section)
Section: KO, Road: 13A, Site No: 48
Memorials: Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Hindmarsh Baptist Church WW1 Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Star of Freedom Tent No 4 IOOR WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

15 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2377, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

embarkation_roll: roll_number: 19 embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Commonwealth embarkation_ship_number: A73 public_note:

15 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2377, 50th Infantry Battalion


25 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide South Australia Australia
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Commonwealth A73

World War 1 Service

4 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2377, 27th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

1 Aug 1940: Enlisted Keswick, SA

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Son of Harry Taylor BATTYE and Jessie Dow nee TAYLOR

Surname: BATTYE; Given Names: Ross; Date of Birth: 3 September 1895; Date of Enlistment: 25 August 1916; Trade or Calling: Clerk ; Birth Location: Hindmarsh; Address prior to enlistment: Rossdale, Hindmarsh; Photograph sent by: H T Battye
Source: State Records SA

Service record: 

Battye Ross : SERN DEPOT 2377B : POB Adelaide SA : POE Adelaide SA : NOK Mother Mrs  Battye, Jessie Dow Hindmarsh Place Hindmarsh


He had significant service in the senior cadets and Citizen Forces. 

He enlisted initially on the 29th November 1915 directly into the Army Pay Corps but was in effect deferred because of a minor medical issue but retained presumably to provide capacity to deal with the influx of new enlistees. He was appointed a Temporary Corporal immediately.

In August 1916 Ross Battye again applied for enlistment for overseas service in the AIF and was duly assigned to 5th Reinforcements 50th Battalion at Mitcham Camp.

He embarked barely one month later.

He was transferred to the 27th Battalion on 18th December 1916 while still with the 3rd Training Battalion.

He served through until May 1918 when he was taken ill and admitted to a series of hospitals.

He was subsequently detached to the Divisional Pay staff.

Promoted Temp Sgt 4 March 1919

Returned to Australia ex "Nevasa" with Div Pay Staff disembarking 25th April 1919

British War medal 17044

Victory Medal    16919