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Robert William Batt

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert William AWMM
  • Surname
    Batt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob Public - Stoney - Researcher - 12 August 2020 - Death notice NZ Herald 5 May 2020
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ1605 AWMM
    • WWII 1605 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    13 December 1939 Battle of the River Plate AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ1605 AWMM
    • WWII 1605 AWMM
  • Military service
    HMS Archilles Death Notice
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 May 2020 AWMM
    Age 97 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Published in New Zealand Herald, May 5th 2020.
    BATT, Robert William (Bob). Regtl. No. NZD1605. Peacefully after a short illness on Saturday 2nd May 2020; aged 97. Cherished husband of the late Joan. Beloved father and father in law of Warren, Marg and Trish, Fiona, Toni and Paul (deceased), Robert and Meg, Doug and Julie, and John and Michelle. Loved grandad and poppa of 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Last surviving crew member in New Zealand of the HMS Achilles and the battle of the River Plate 1939. Lest we forget. A service for Robert will be advised at a later date. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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12 August 2020StoneyTuakauResearcher

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