Thomas Hamilton Battle1

#15628, (11 December 1859-8 July 1928)
FatherJohn Charles Battle1 (c 1833-18 Jan 1867)
MotherLucy Young1 (c 1838-23 Jul 1875)
Last Edited28 May 2020
Thomas Hamilton Battle
Source: Britannia Football Club 1891 (Collingwood Forever website)
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Thomas Hamilton Battle was born on 11 December 1859 at Collingwood.2,1 He was the son of John Charles Battle and Lucy Young.1 He presumably lived with his parents at Young Street, in Fitzroy, in March 1860.2 Thomas Hamilton Battle was baptized at St. Peter's Eastern Hill on Friday, 23 March 1860 at Melbourne.2 He presumably lived with his parents at Hanover Street, in Fitzroy, in January 1867.3

Thomas was apparently a significant figure with the Britannia Football Club ('The Brits'), playing from at least 1878, awarded a silver cup in 1888 for 'good following' and awarded a frame of photographs in 1889.4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Thomas Hamilton Battle married Elizabeth Burke in 1889 at Victoria.11 Thomas Hamilton Battle was a bootmaker in 1898.12 Thomas and Elizabeth lived in 1898 at 170 Easey Street, in Collingwood. They lived in a wooden house they owned.12

A family legend has it that Albert Edward Oaten was born Church of England, but was brought up Methodist by the Battle family (his first cousins, once removed). This is likely to have been either Charles John Battle (with his teeming family) or Thomas Hamilton Battle who had no children - both lived on Easey Street for long periods around the turn of the century.13 Thomas and Elizabeth lived in 1912 at 176 Easey Street, in Collingwood.14 Thomas Hamilton Battle was a bootfinisher in 1914.15 He was a bootfinisher in 1916.16 Thomas and Elizabeth lived in 1916 at Collingwood.16

Thomas died on 8 July 1928 at Collingwood at age 68.1

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1859BirthCollingwood2,1
1
1860BaptismSt. Peter's Eastern Hill, in Melbourne2
Note memo only CR CR4,5,6,7,8,9,10
1889MarriageVictoria11
1898Occupation12
1898Residence170 Easey Street, in Collingwood12
1900Occupation-hide17
1900Residence-hideCollingwood17
1912Residence176 Easey Street, in Collingwood14
1914Occupation15
1914Residence-hideCollingwood15
1916Occupation16
1916ResidenceCollingwood16
1928DeathCollingwood1

Family

Elizabeth Burke (1867-29 Aug 1940)

Citations

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  2. [S1175] Various, Extracted Parish Records, 1859-1870 Name: John Battle; Gender:Male; Parish: St. Peter's Eastern Hill; Spouse: Lucy Battle; Child: Thomas Hamilton Battle.
  3. [S336] The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1867 'Family Notices', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 19 January, p. 8. , viewed 25 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5783928
  4. [S1177] The Mercury and Weekly Courier, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, 1878 'SPORTS.', Mercury and Weekly Courier (Vic. : 1878 - 1903), 6 July, p. 2. , viewed 26 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59574840
  5. [S1177] The Mercury and Weekly Courier, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, 1885 'FOOTBALL.', Mercury and Weekly Courier (Vic. : 1878 - 1903), 15 May, p. 3. , viewed 26 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58432408
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  7. [S1178] The Sportsman, Melbourne, Victoria, 1888 'FOOTBALL.', Sportsman (Melbourne, Vic. : 1882 - 1904), 4 January, p. 8. , viewed 26 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article227684211
  8. [S1176] The Fitzroy City Press, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, 1889 'BRITANNIA FOOTAALL CLUB SOCIAL.', Fitzroy City Press (Vic. : 1881 - 1920), 27 December, p. 3. , viewed 26 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65678343
  9. [S1031] The Herald, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1925 'BOYS OF THE OLD BRIGADE', The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), 10 July, p. 12. , viewed 26 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article244046104
  10. [S1178] The Sportsman, Melbourne, Victoria, 1884 'JUNIOR FOOTBALL.', Sportsman (Melbourne, Vic. : 1882 - 1904), 27 August, p. 2. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE SPORTSMAN), viewed 26 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article229818155
  11. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/7141308/…
  12. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Easey Street 1898.
  13. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Easey Street 1895.
  14. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Batman, Subdivision of Collingwood 1912 p.5.
  15. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Collingwood 1914 p.6.
  16. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Collingwood 1916 p.5.
  17. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Easey Street 1900.