Herbert Arthur Batt
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|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|
5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 168lbs|
76.203 kg; fresh complexion ; grey eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Banksiadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Beryl Mildred Batt|
|Date of Enlistment||24 Apr 1942|
|Unit/Formation||12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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;
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.
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.