Particulars required for the Roll of Honour in Australia in the Memorial War Museum.
Thomas Henry Bossence Batten, 26th Battalion No. 1717.
Connected with Brisbane, Australia, birthplace Tollesbury, Essex.
Killed near Pozieres.
Calling: Baker in Merchant Service in White Star Line. Age 19
School Council School Tollesbury.
Came to Australia first trip in 1914 age 16.
Name of ship DEMOSTHENES. Under Government
He had to get special permission to leave ship to join Australian army. Which was granted. The Reason Why. He thought he was not doing enough for King & Country.
Father Thomas John Bossence Batten, Commerce House, Tollebury.