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Gordon Henry Batty

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Batty AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 82997 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 May 1920 AWMM GreymouthGrey District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 141 High Street, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs N.M. Batty (wife), 216 Sutherland Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1944 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 82997 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Gordon Roil Essendon and Vera Gwendoline Batty (nee Oxenham). Married Noeline Hazelwood 7 November 1942.

    Whilst serving in Egypt, Gordon developed Rheumatic Fever and Arthritis in his legs and arms and was returned to New Zealand by Australian Hospital Ship Wanganella. He spent a short time in Wellington Hospital, and was then transferred to the Soldier hospital in Rotorua for several months. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 November 2012 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    GreymouthGrey District AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karoro Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 10 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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