Batten Richard Henry

SURNAME Batten
NAME Richard Henry
PLACE-BIRTH Whittlesea,Melbourne, Victoria
OCCUPATION Labourer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Port Douglas
DATE-ENLISTMENT 8/02/1915
NEXT-OF-KIN [mother] Mrs. Mary Ann Batten. Whittlesea, Victoria.
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Employed in the district, enlisted Port Douglas.
REGIMENT-1 25th Battalion A.I.F.
REGIMENT-2 26th Battalion A.I.F.
RANK 2nd. Lieut.
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
DATE-DISCHARGED 1/10/1925, Retired
OTHER-INFO 1/10/1925 Retired. Transferred to retired list & to retain rank. Awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal
STORY-OUTLINE Richard Henry Batten was a labourer in the Douglas district when war broke out. He enlisted at Port Douglas in February 1915. Sergeant Batten left Australia in transport A60 'Aenaes' on the 26/05/15 with the 25th Battalion. He became Lieutenant; on the 12/10/18 he transferred to 26th Battalion. Then he proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force and disembarked Marseilles 23/12/18. He returned to Australia per H.T. 'Chemnitz' and from there he disembarked in Melbourne on the 5/09/19. He was transferred to the retired list on the 1/10/1925 and retained his rank.
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