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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Albert Victor Batten -

Unknown person Name : Albert Victor Batten

Son of Isabella Batten

Born 1888, Chelsea, London

Husband of Ethel Daisy Batten, of 363, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea.

Married 7 May 1909 Ethel Daisy Poulter, Fulham, London. Two sons : Victor born 1909, died 1912; Raymond born 11 Dec 1914.
  Census information :

1891 : Isabella Batten, with her children including Albert aged 3, are at 44, Molton Street, Fulham, London

1901 : Isabella Batten, with her children including Albert aged 13, are at 44, Molton Street, Fulham, London. Albert Batten is a Telegraph Messenger.

1911 : Albert and Ethel Batten, with son Victor aged 1, are at 63 Rosebury Road, Fulham, London SW. Albert Batten is a Postman.

  Service Details :

Corporal 13208 Albert Victor Batten 5th Bn Dorsetshire Regiment

Attested for service 2 March 1915 aged 28 years 299 days. He was 5 ft 5 in tall, with two fine scars on the palm of his left hand.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 13 September 1915 aged 28. Gun shot wounds to chest, died while being taken to hospital.

Buried at : Hill 10 Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Albert V Batten appears in the Post Office Appointment books for 1906 - 07 as an Assistant Postman (1906) and as a Postman (1907) in the London SW district.

His service papers survive, from which it can be seen that his widow moved to Ventnor and was living there in 1921.
  Further Information :

Albert Victor Batten's connection with Ventnor is not clear. Herbert and Isabella Batten (née Morgan) lived in Ventnor and appear on all the Census returns from 1881 to 1911, and it may be that Albert was their nephew.

By 1921, Ethel Daisy Batten is living at 13 South Street, Ventnor, but she does not appear on the 1922 Electoral Register so presumably had returned to London.
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Page last updated : 1 September 2011


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