157199 2nd Lieutenant Peter Batchen, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

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  1. alanatabz

    alanatabz Well-Known Member

  2. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Quote from the article; "It is unclear whether 2nd Lt Batchen was still serving at the time and if he really took his own life." He is listed on Find my Past on the British Army casualty lists as having died 24/10/1941. Which I assume, means he was a serving officer. It also gives his place of Birth as Banffshire, residence Moray.
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    On Ancestry he seems to be in at least 21 trees

    Peter Batchen from tree reginald Jenkins Family Tree
    Birth 04/07/1896 Knockando Moray Scotland
    Marriage 04/1923 West Bromwich Staffordshire England
    Residence 1941 Moray Scotland
    Death 24/10/1941 Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Scotland
    Father Peter Batchen Hotelkeeper & Brewery Worker & Road Metal Contractor (1847-1911)
    Mother Margaret Tennant (1856-1938)
    Spouse Clarice Homer

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Peter Batchen
    Given Initials: P
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Death Date: 24 Oct 1941
    Number: 157199
    Birth Place: Banffshire
    Residence: Moray
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: United Kingdom
    Regiment at Death: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    Second Lieutenant
    Service Number 157199
    Died 24/10/1941
    Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

    These always make me wonder why someone at the newspaper does not do some very basic research first

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  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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    1052 Pte. Peter BATCHEN 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Territorials)
    265082 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

    born at Macallan, Knockando, 4th July, 1896
    joined at Elgin, 4th August, 1914
    served in France, India, Egypt, and Palestine ; three times wounded and invalided,
    Torpedoed in Mediterranean Transport ship, "Cameronia," 15th April, 1917.
    Son of Peter (deceased) and Margaret Batchen, 24, South Guildry Street, Elgin.
    Occupation - Journalist,
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    Dundee Courier 29th November 1915
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    Aberdeen Press and Journal 16th October 1916

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    Commissioned in the Royal Scots London Gazette 5th June 1919 p. 7290

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    London Gazette 6th january 1941 p.129
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920
    Name: Peter Batchen
    Military Year: 1914-1915
    Rank: Private
    Medal Awarded: 1914-15 Star
    Regiment or Corps: Seaforth Highlanders
    Regimental Number: 1052

    Name: Peter Batchen
    Military Year: 1914-1920
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
    Regiment or Corps: Seaforth Highlanders
    Regimental Number: 265082
    Previous Units: 6/Bn. Sea. Hrs. 1052 Pte., 1/Bn. Sea. Hrs. 265082

    British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
    Name: Peter Batchen
    Regiment or Corps: Seaforth Highlanders, Scots
    Regimental Number: 1052,1052


  6. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Thank you for posting the medal cards
    Their son was born in 1Q 1925, Birmingham South, Warwickshire

    First name(s) PETER H
    Last name BATCHEN
    Birth year 1925
    Birth quarter 1
    Registration month -
    Mother's maiden name Homer
    District Birmingham South
    County Warwickshire
    Country England
    Volume 6D
    Page 39
  7. alanatabz

    alanatabz Well-Known Member

    great info guys
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    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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