George BATT

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BATT, George

Service Numbers: 2329, 2329A
Enlisted: 22 June 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Thebarton, South Australia, 29 May 1893
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Marryatville Public School
Occupation: Grocer/Store Keeper
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 November 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Memorials: Burnside District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial - Rose Park, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hazelwood Park (Knightsbridge) War Memorial, Tusmore Burnside District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2329, Adelaide, South Australia
13 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2329, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2329, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Adelaide
12 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2329A, 27th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography

Son of George BATT and Maria Jane (nee ROBERTS)

Husband of Gladys Mary BATT (nee OMSBY)

"THE LATE SERGEANT GEORGE BATT.

Sergeant George Batt died of wounds in France on November 12. Sergeant Batt was a resident of Knightsbridge, and respected by all who knew him. He took much interest in sport, and was secretary of the Knightsbridge Cricket Club during the season 1913-14. He played several seasons with the Norwood Wesley Football Club. He enlisted for active service in June, 1916, and left Australia on September 14 last. He was the only son of Mrs. M. J . Batt, of Mile-End, and the late Mr. George Batt, and he left a widow and two children." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 02 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Demetre Kouzionis

Sergeant George Batt was a well-respected soldier by all who knew him. He was born on the 29th of May 1893 in Thebarton, South Australia. He was the son of George Batt and Maria Jane Batt, and he was also married to Gladys Mary Batt. He attended Marryatville High School and was a grocer before he enlisted.

George enlisted on the 22nd of June 1915 He was 22 years old at the time. At the time of enlistment George’s rank was private and he was assigned to the 27th Battalion. A majority of men in the 27th Battalion enlisted from South Australia.

Being led by Lieutenant Colonel Walter Dollman, the battalion sustained weeks of intensive training, route marches and farewell parades and finally on the 31st May 1915 the battalion embarked to Egypt where further training was undergone. The battalion later landed in Gallipoli in September.

George Batt, unfortunately, died in Flers, France on the 12th of November 1916 at the age of 23. His sustained wounds in battle, before his death. His place of burial is Heilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No.23) in Mericour-L’abbe, France.

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