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Bertram Batten was born in Ballarat. He 'was single, twenty four years old, and stated that he was a carpenter's labourer when he enlisted from Broken Hill. He was posted to the 3rd Field Company Engineers, with his Regimental No. 6955. He was discharged medically unfit because of defective vision. After a short time back in Australia he re-enlisted under the name of Albert Batten. Sometime after he had been being sworn in he admitted to his correct name and previous service. He re-embarked for Europe and was posted to the 3rd Infantry Battalion. During the build up to the battle of Hamel he was wounded in the abdomen by shrapnel and died on 4th July 1918. He is buried in the Crouy British Cemetery, France.
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