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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Harry" Richard Henry BATTEN

Born 1890 in Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia [54]
Son of Richard BATTEN and Mary Ann ARMSTRONG [54]
Farmer in Three Springs, Western Australia 1911-1914 [19]
     Clerk of Course at the Three Springs Race Club's Inaugural Race Meeting in Three Springs on Thursday 9 March 1911 [9: 10-Feb-1911]
     Attended the Saint Patrick's Day Sports in Three Springs in 1913 and competed in the Sheffield Handicap race [9: 14-Mar-1913]
Labourer in Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia in 1915 [18]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 8 February 1915 [30]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighed 153 pounds and had brown eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion [30]
     Embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A60 Aeneas 29 June 1915 [18]
     Private 22 in the Australian Imperial Force's 25th Battalion in Egypt and then France during the First World War [30]
     Appointed Temporary Sergeant on 2 November 1916, Sergeant on 10 January 1917, and 2nd Lieutenant on 11 July 1918 [30]
     Transferred from 25th Battalion to the 26th Battalion on 12 October 1918, and appointed Lieutenant 23 December 1918 [30]
     His appointment was terminated on 4 November 1919; received 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Died 1941 in Fairfield, Victoria, Australia [54]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Richard Henry Batten' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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