Regimental number12/306
Date of birth6 September 1890
ReligionPrimitive Methodist
AddressParewai, Thames
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.11
Height5' 4.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Bateman, Parewai, Thames
Previous military serviceServed in 6th (Hauriki) Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 14 March 1916
Discharge date16 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Tahiti' 14 March 1916; discharged (no longer physically fit was War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service: flatulent dyspepsia), 16 August 1916.

War service: 2 years 7 days (of which 1 year 151 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22273332

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