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 Edited5 Jul 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 the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.2,1 He was the son of John Charles Battle and Lucy Young.1 He presumably lived with his parents at at Young Street in the Melbourne suburb of 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 at Hanover Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in January 1867.3

A young man named Thomas Battle - who may or may not be this Thomas Battle - was involved in a serious crime in September 1882:
FITZROY-THURSDAY
[Before His Worship The Mayor and a Bench of Justices]
"The most disgraceful case that ever came before the Court."
Thomas Battle, James Melvin and George Sharman were placed in the dock, charged with committing a criminal assault upon a girl of seventeen years of age, named Ellen Turnbull, and James Beggs was placed in the dock, charged with aiding and abetting in the crime. Mr. Green, Inspector of Police, conducted the prosecution, and the prisoners were very ably defended by Messrs. Lyons and Leonard. The evidence which was taken at great length, is unfit for publication. The facts deposed to by the prosecutrix in her examination in Court, were substantially the same as were stated in a paragraph that appeared in the last issue of the Mercury, but in re-examination, she admitted that while one of the prisoners (Battle) was assaulting her, she held a conversation with him, and requested him to ask another of the prisoners (Beggs) to see her home. She also admitted that some months previous she had had criminal intercourse with Beggs in the presence of a young man named Bailey. She denied that Bailey had intercourse with her upon that or upon any other occasion. She also denied over having had intercourse with a man named Bradley, whom she admitted she was acquainted with. Bailey and Bradley were called as witnesses for the defence, and both swore positively to having had connection with the girl, Bailey admitting that Beggs was present at the time. The case having closed, the Mayor announced the decision as follows: "Thomas Battle, James Melvin, George Sharman and James Beggs, the Magistrates are unanimously of opinion that this is the most disgraceful case that has ever came before this court, but they do not think that the evidence is sufficient to justify them in sending you for trial. You are therefore discharged."4



Father and son Thomas and John were apparently significant figures with the Britannia Football Club ('The Brits'). John was an official and Thomas was a player, playing from at least 1878, awarded a silver cup in 1888 for 'good following' and awarded a frame of photographs in 1889.5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Father and son Charles and Charles were apparently significant figures with the Britannia Football Club ('The Brits'). Charles was an official and Charles was a player, as were John Charles Battle.5

Thomas Hamilton Battle married Elizabeth Burke in 1889 at Victoria.13 Thomas Hamilton Battle was a bootmaker in 1898.14 Thomas and Elizabeth lived in 1898 at at 170 Easey Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood. They lived in a wooden house they owned.14

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.15

Thomas Hamilton Battle reported 'lost or stolen', a square locket with diamonds at.16 Thomas and Elizabeth lived in 1912 at at 176 Easey Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.17 Thomas Hamilton Battle was a bootfinisher in 1914.18 He was a bootfinisher in 1916.19 Thomas and Elizabeth lived in 1916 at Collingwood.19

Thomas died on 8 July 1928 at Collingwood at age 68.1

Thomas Hamilton Battle was remembered in death by family:
BATTLE. — in loving memory of my dear husband, Thomas Hamilton, who passed away July 8 1928.
Away in a beautiful somewhere,
We cannot unlock with a key;
'Tis only through death we may enter,
It's there he is waiting for me.
—Inserted by his loving wife. Elizabeth.
BATTLE. — In loving memory of my dear brother Tom, who passed away July 8. 1928.
Deep in my heart a memory is kept.
Sadly missed.
—Inserted loving sister, Martha.20

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1859Birththe Melbourne suburb of Collingwood2,1
1
1860BaptismSt. Peter's Eastern Hill, in Melbourne2
1882Quotation type 34
Note memo only CR CR5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
1889MarriageVictoria13
1898Occupation14
1898Residence at 170 Easey Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood14
1900Occupation-hide21
1900Residence-hideCollingwood21
1908Note memo only CR CR at The Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Melbourne suburb of Jolimont16
1912Residence at 176 Easey Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood17
1914Occupation18
1914Residence-hideCollingwood18
1916Occupation19
1916ResidenceCollingwood19
1928DeathCollingwood1
Quotation type 320

Family

Elizabeth Burke (1867-29 Aug 1940)

Citations

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  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
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  16. [S927] Victoria, Police Gazettes, 1855,1864-1924 Name: Thomas Battle; Year: 1908; Place: Victoria, Australia; Reference Description:AU7103-1908 Victoria Police Gazette 1908.
  17. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of Batman, Subdivision of Collingwood 1912 p.5.
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