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Percy Alec Bateman


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy Alec AWMM
  • Surname
    Bateman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    42131 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
    Unknown AWMM 47 Matson's Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R. Bateman (wife), 156 Brougham Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    42131 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Percy Bateman was the son of Alfred and Fanny Bateman, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of Rita Agnes Bateman, of Sydenham, Canterbury. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 8. H. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Dear Percy. I was named after your brother, Matt Bateman. He was my grandfather. His son, John, was my father and he told me what he knew of you. You were my fathers uncle Percy. He was 9 years old when you were killed. He said that your loss left a massive gap in the family and that no one was ever quite the same. The circumstances of your death haunted your mother, Fanny. You will never be forgotten in our family. I hope that I, or one of my 4 children or grand children can visit your grave some day and pay our respects to you and to the whenua that has held you for over 75 years now. Haere, Moe, Oki. Arohanui.
    Public - Matthew Welford - Direct descendant - 27 March 2017
  • Dear Percy, Mum told us how you volunteered with Great-Uncle Bob. You never wanted to kill another, so volunteered for ambulance duty instead. One day, after a battle, as you were collecting the badly wounded, a German soldier saw you and shot you while you were rescuing injured soldiers. You have never been forgotten in our family. This poppy is for you, with love always. Mary and Charlie
    Public - Mary - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 24 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 March 2017Matthew WelfordRangiora, Canterbury, NZDirect descendant
24 April 2015MaryAoraki Mount CookOther Relative

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