Thomas Hamilton Battle1

#15640, (1891-31 May 1961)
FatherCharles John Battle1 (23 May 1857-12 Apr 1954)
MotherMary Taylor1 (20 Jun 1862-21 Aug 1938)
Last Edited20 Apr 2022
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Thomas Hamilton Battle was born in 1891.1 He was the son of Charles John Battle and Mary Taylor.1
He presumably lived with his parents at at 135 Easey Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in 1896. This was a wooden house.2 He lived with his parents at at 137 Easey Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in 1912.3 Thomas Hamilton Battle was a bootmaker in 1914.4 He was a bootmaker in March 1916 at the Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford.5 He was described as 5 foot four and a half inches and 142 pounds, with a medium complexion, and brown eyes and hair. on 6 October 1916.6 He lived with his parents at Collingwood in November 1916.5 He was a Methodist (according to his WWi enlistmnet papers.)5

Thomas Hamilton Battle began military service on Friday, 3 November 1916.5 He embarked on Thursday, 23 November 1916 on HMAT Horoata with the 8th Australian Infantry Battalion. He disemarked at Plymouth on Monday, 29 January 1917, then immediately joined 2nd training Battalion at Folkestone.6 Thomas was sent to France on 3 May 1917.

Unfortunately he was seriously wounded in action on Thursday, 25 October 1917 in Belgium.6 Thomas was invalided back to England on 13 December 1917 with injuries to his left thigh, chest and a broken right elbow.6

It was reported to family that Thomas Hamilton Battle had been wounded; it was six long weeks later that they found out that the wounds were serious.6 Thomas returned to Australia on 5 April 1918.7 He was released from active duty on 27 November 1918.6

Thomas died on 31 May 1961 at the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe.1


1916Occupationthe Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford5
1916Military Start5
1918Note memo only CR CR6
1918Mlt return to Aust7
1918Military Discharge6
1961Deaththe Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe1


  1. [S338], (…
  2. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Easey Street 1896.
  3. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 -, Electorate of Batman, Subdivision of Collingwood 1912 p.5.
  4. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 -, Electorate of Yarra, Subdivision of Collingwood 1914 p.6.
  5. [S1088] Australia, World War I Military Service Records, 1939-1945, ( Thomas Hamilton Battle.
  6. [S1334] Australia, World War I Military Service Records ( Battle Thomas Hamilton : SERN 6963 : POB Melbourne VIC : POE Melbourne VIC : NOK F Battle Charles.
  7. [S664] Australian War Memorial ( FIRST WORLD WAR NOMINAL ROLL
    Thomas Hamilton Battle.