Herbert Arthur Batt

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Herbert Arthur Batt
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 7 Jan 1897
Place of Birth Kelmscott, Western Australia
Death 22 May 1987, aged 90
Place of Death Karrinyup, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 45 years, 3 months
Description 5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 168lbs
76.203 kg
; fresh complexion ; grey eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Engine driver
Religion Church of England
Address Banksiadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Beryl Mildred Batt
Military Information
Reg Number W84412
Date of Enlistment 24 Apr 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

During 1923 Herbert married Beryl Mildred Lakeman (1903 - 1978). Beryl died on 16 Aug 1978 in South Perth.

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1943 at Railway Mill, Dwellingup, mill hand;

War Service

On 4 May 1942 Herbert enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps, and was allotted to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion. On 31 Jul 1944 the unit and all personnel were transferred to the reserve.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Railway Mill, Dwellingup, mill hand; 1958 at Banksiadale, engine driver; 1963 - 1977 at 66 Banksia terrace, factory worker; 1980 at 14/163 Scarborough Beach road, Scarborough, retired.


Herb's son Arthur Herbert also served in the Jarrah VDC Battalion (W84411), joining immediately before his father.

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