2493 Robert Elliott BATTON

Date of enlistment 10th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company A Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action twice

Hospitalised sick

Three awards for gallantry: – Military Medal; Bar to Military Medal; Distinguished Conduct Medal

mm-military-medal-geov-lgemm-military-medal-geov-lgedistinguished_conduct_medal_-_george_v_v1Promoted to Sergeant


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Photograph of Sgt Batton seated bottom left, courtesy of Jennie Marshall and Lieut. LW Harricks collection (see Family Stories).

Summary of Sergeant Batton’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
31st July 1919 Australia Discharged
8th June 1919 Australia Disembarked at Melbourne
19th April 1919 England Embarked Devonport for return to Australia on Sardinia
16th April 1919 England Discharged from hospital and marched in to 3 Group Codford
11th April 1919 England Admitted 1ADH Sutton Veny
13th February 1919 England Disembarked Weymouth and marched in to 2nd Training Brigade Command Depot Codford
3rd February 1919 France Marched out to AIBD for RTA
16th November 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
30th October 1918 England Proceeded on English leave
13th September 1918 France Awarded DCM for action at Mont St Quentin 2nd/3rd September
3rd August 1918 France Awarded Bar to Military Medal for action Ville-sur-Ancre, 19th May 1918
21st April 1918 France Promoted to Sergeant
4th December 1917 England Taken on Strength to 22nd Battalion
28th November 1917 England Proceeded overseas from Longbridge Deverill training camp via Southampton
19th October 1917 England To Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill
19th September 1917 England Transferred to 22nd Battalion
25th July 1917 England Promoted to Corporal, then to Lance Sergeant
15th July 1917 England Promoted to Temporary Corporal
20th May 1917 England Marched in to Tidworth from Lewis Gun course
13th May 1917 England On Lewis Gun Course, Tidworth
28th April 1917 England Transferred to and Taken on Strength of 67th Battalion, Windmill Hill
21st April 1917 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Perham Down
5th April 1917 England Discharged from hospital to furlough
25th February 1917 England Admitted 3rd London General Hospital
25th February 1917 France Embarked at Le Havre on HS Warilda for England
13th February 1917 France Admitted 11 Stationary Hospital Rouen
10th February 1917 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – Gunshot Wound right shoulder / elbow
2nd September 1916 France Awarded Military Medal for services rendered during the recent fighting at Pozieres 5th August
21st August 1916 France Appointed Lance Corporal
30th June 1916 France Re-joined Battalion from hospital
25th June 1916 France Wounded in Action – shrapnel wound head
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
28th September 1915 Australia Re-assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
4th August 1915 Australia Assigned to 6th Reinforcements
21st July 1915 Australia Marched into 63 Company Depot

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