Ernest Joseph BATTYE

BATTYE, Ernest Joseph

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 18 May 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia, 12 February 1893
Home Town: Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Pulteney Street Church Public School
Occupation: Clerk (civil servant)
Died: Killed In Action, France, 29 September 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Memorials: Adelaide Commissioner of Public Works Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Public Stores Department WW1 Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Adelaide, South Australia
14 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
29 Sep 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 11th Field Artillery Brigade


Born February 12 1893
Died September 29, 1918, age 26

Attended Pulteney Street School 1907

Ernest was the first of three children of Elizabeth Mary and Joseph Battye of Orsmond Street Hindmarsh. His brother Edward Sansom Battye also attended Pulteney Street School from 1908-1909. Ernest sat the civil service examination in 1909 and entered the Chief-Storekeeper’s Office at Port Adelaide where he worked as a clerk until 1915.

He enlisted on May 18, 1915, and sailed from Adelaide to the front as officer in charge of the 10th reinforcements 10th Battalion on 14 September 1915. In Egypt he transferred to the artillery and was sent to France. He was killed in action at the Somme, France on September 29 1918.

Lieutenant Ernest Battye is buried at Rosiel

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Son of Elizabeth Mary and Joseph BATTYE