Robert Elliott (Bobby) BATTON DCM, MM and Bar

BATTON, Robert Elliott

Service Number: 2493
Enlisted: 10 July 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Nelson, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Oaklleigh, Victoria, Australia, 1975, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ararat General Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

10 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2493, 22nd Infantry Battalion
29 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2493, 22nd Infantry Battalion
29 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2493, 22nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Melbourne
31 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2nd Infantry Battalion

John James Urquhart

My grandfather John James Urquhart served with Sargent Robert Elliot Batton in the ww1 in 22nd Battalion . I recall my grandfather talking about “Bobby Baton’s bravery and I know that these 2 veterans of WW1 had a strong friendship during and after the war.
Robert Elliot Batton’s bravery is detailed in the 22nd Battalion book by Eugene Gorman’s book “with the twenty second”.

I have seen the surname Batton written as: Baton.
This needs checking.
Bobbie Batton had the decorations, military medal and bar, and distinctive conduct medal awarded to him.
I have attached the photograph of Bobbie Baton from the family Robinson / Urquhart Family collection.

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Death Registration 

Name: Robert Elliot Batton
Birth Year: abt 1893
Age: 82
Death Place: Oakleigh, Victoria
Father's Name: John
Mother's Name: Annie Reader
Registration Year: 1975
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Number: 24491