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James Barrington Bateman

JB Bateman at desk with photo of his wife Edith

James Barrrington Bateman

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Barrington AWMM
  • Surname
    Bateman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    9631 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


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Telegraphist/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    OtagoNew Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Father was named John Charles Wallace Bateman. AWMM
    • He was of British, Ngaitahu, NgatiMamoe, Waitaha descent.
      He also served in the RNZAF (71034) in WWII as YMCA secretary at TeRapa, TeAwamutu and elswhere. He was boarded / discharged from war service in 1947 but continued serving in the airforce till the time of his death.
      Three of his brothers served in WWI: Charles Bateman 261A Australian Army; Frank Harold Bateman 18/34 Sapper in the Samoan contingent; Cyril Percy Bateman Sapper 4/373. Charles & Cyril both landed with the main body at Gallipoli on 25th April. Cyril died of illness three months later.
      Three of his sons served overseas in WWII: Dudley G Bateman 466455 32nd Infantry Battalion & Signals; J Arthur 6788 22nd Infantry Battalion, POW; John Wallace (Jack/Wally) 4039 Signals. His other two sons served at home: VJ(Buster) Bateman RNZNavy; Barry Home Guard. His four son-in-laws all served in WWII: RJH Hollis army; Percy Mills navy & air fleet arm; Ray Travers RAF;Laurence (Lorry) Pollock RNZNavy. Public - Julie - Direct descendant - 28 September 2023 - Family papers see books "RJHHollis's WWII) & "Letters 1939-1944".
      Also personal war records.
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    9.4.1952 Public - Julie - Direct descendant - 28 September 2023 - New Zealand Death Certificate.
  • Age at death
    67yr Public - Julie - Direct descendant - 28 September 2023 - NZ Death Certificate
  • Place of death
    Knobby Range Roxborough Public - Julie - Direct descendant - 28 September 2023 - NZ Death Certificate
  • Cause of death
    Coronary Thrombosis Public - Julie - Direct descendant - 28 September 2023 - NZ Death Certificate
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Roxburgh Cemetery AWMM
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  • Obituary
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28 September 2023JulieMorningside Auckland 1022Direct descendant

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