Service Numbers: 2377, S806
Enlisted: 25 August 1916, Adelaide South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 25th Garrison Battalion
Born: West Hindmarsh, South Australia, 3 September 1895
Home Town: Underdale, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 4 March 1961, aged 65 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
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, SN 2377, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 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, SN 2377, 27th Infantry Battalion


3 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

World War 2 Service

1 Aug 1940: Involvement Lieutenant, SN S806
1 Aug 1940: Enlisted Keswick, SA
15 May 1944: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lieutenant, 25th Garrison Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 25th/33rd Garrison Battalion, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, 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