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Battersby C R  2nd Air Mechanic 3217

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Battersby C R   2nd Air Mechanic    3217    Clive Raymond  Flying Corps    23    Woodworker    Single    Pres  

Address:    Ascot Vale, Bloomfield Rd, 80    

Next of Kin:    Battersby, I M, Mrs, mother, 80 Bloomfield Rd, Ascot Vale    

Enlisted:    15 Nov 1917      

Embarked:  RMS Osterley 8 May 1918 (Sydney)

Prior service 58 Inf Regt


Flemington-Kensington Church News, December 1919


3245-2 A/m  Clive R. Battersby, 3rd Sqn. A. Flying Corps left Sydney 8th May,  1918, and sailed via the Panama Canal route. Two days were spent at  Wellington, N.Z.. and the same period at Tahiti, a French possession in the Pacific, where cocoanuts, oranges, and bananas were cheap and plentiful. He spent a week each at Newport News and Norfolk on Chesapeak Bay, in Virginia, where the boys were splendidly treated. The transport anchored off New York, and joined a convoy to cross the Atlantic.


On arrival in Liverpool Clive was sent to Andover in Hampshire, then to Lark Hill, and later back to Andover. He  crossed to France early in Sept. landing at Boulogne, then on to Calais and picked up his squadron at Montigney Farm in the firing line, From thence he went to Premont, and he was there when the Armistice was signed. He then went to a little town near Charleroi, in Belgium, and later to Le Havre, and from thence to the Hurdcott Camp in England.


During service he had leave twice and each time visited Edinburgh. He also went to Glasgow, and had a trip to London. Our soldier still gratefully remembers Scotch hospitality, though now  surrounded by all the comforts of home life. He arrived here on 16th June last, and is well.  



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Flemington Branch Australian Natives Association (ANA)


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