Regimental number12/502
Date of birth2 November 1884
Place of birthChristchurch
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Battensby, Mititai, Northern Wairoa
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Volunteer Mounted Rifles; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
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 29 January 1916
Discharge date13 April 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 21488 Charles BATTENSBY
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from England on board HT 'Arawa', 29 January 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 13 April 1916.

War service: 1 year 241 days (of which 1 year 153 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death10 January 1958 Auckland
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22273454