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Arthur Frederick Batchelar

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Batchelar AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Batchelor AWMM
  • Service number
    • 67 AWMM
    • 11/13 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1876 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Fitzherbert, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs J.O. Batchelor, Fitzherbert Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • John O. Batchelar (father), Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
    • J.O. Batchelar (father), Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • South Africa AWMM
    • Orange Free State AWMM
    • Johannesburg AWMM
    • Diamond Hill AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 67 AWMM
    • 11/13 AWMM
  • Military service
    Manawatu Mounted Rifles AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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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

Biographical information

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  • The family farm is now occupied by the Batchelar Research Centre in Palmerston North, which was named after the family.

    Arthur returned to New Zealand aboard the S.S. 'Harleck Castle in 1901. He received a commission as Lieutenant in the Manawatu Mounted Rifles in November 1901. (Stowers, p.155).

    During WW1 he was a Lieutenant in the Wellington Mounted Rifles, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 17 March 1919

    Listed at Archives New Zealand as both Batchelor (SA67) and Batchelar (11/13). Family note the name is correctly spelt Batchelar. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    13 November 1964 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 39 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      74: 3 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Williams, E. G. (1917-1918). [Williams Album 4]. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-213. AWMM
      Maj. Batchelar, Capt. Sommerville, Lt. Levin. Rafa Redoubt. Page No : 2 Item No : 8 AWMM

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11 August 2016CindyPalmerston North, New ZealandResearcher
01 July 2015AllanRotoruaResearcher
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