John Charles (Charlie) BATTERBURY

BATTERBURY, John Charles

Service Number: 298
Enlisted: 19 February 1915
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 7th Field Company Engineers
Born: Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 31 August 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu. France
Grave II. H. 15. INSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF MY BELOVED BROTHER CHARLIE FROM AMELIA AND ALF , Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 298, 25th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 298, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
31 Aug 1918: Involvement Sapper, 298, 7th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Birth record not found

He was 29 and the brother of Mrs. A. Legge, of 7, Newport Rd., Bedwas, Newport, Mon., Wales-she chose the following inscription for his wargrave. 


He was born at Abertillery, Wales.

Abertillery [Welsh: Abertyleri, meaning mouth of the River Tyleri) is the largest town and a community of the Ebbw Fach valley in what was the historic county of Monmouthshire, Wales. Following local government reorganisation it became part of the Blaenau Gwent County Borough administrative area.The surrounding landscape borders the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Blaenavon World heritage Site. It was formerly a major coal mining centre. It is situated on the A467 15 miles  north of the M4 and 5 miles  south of the A465 "Heads of the Valleys" trunk road. It is about 25 miles by road from Cardiff and 47 miles from Bristol.