Lieutenant Colonel William Joseph Bateman

Ranks Held Lieutenant Colonel, Major
Birth Date 1878-03-08
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Donald
Death Date 1955
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Caulfield
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
  • 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918



Date of birth 08 March 1878 Donald, Victoria.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 04 May 1915 Appointed to the 21st Battalion with the rank of major.
Date of enlistment 04 May 1915
Date of embarkation 10 May 1915
Other units 23 February 1916 58th Battalion.
Other units 05 January 1917 Detached for duty with the 6th Infantry Brigade.
Other units 06 January 1917 Transferred to the 24th Battalion.
Other 1917-03-08 - 1917-06-01 Temporary lieutenant colonel.
Other units 1917-03-08 - 1917-06-01 Seconded to command the 23rd Battalion.
Other units 19 July 1917 Transferred to the 23rd Battalion.
Date promoted 03 August 1918 Appointed Lieutenant Colonel.
Other units 03 August 1918 Transferred to command the 19th Battalion.
Other units 1918-10-10 - 1918-12-05 Transferred to command the 17th Battalion.
Other units 26 January 1919 Attached to the 20th Battalion as temporary Commanding Officer.
Other units 1919-03-08 - 1919-04-08 Assumed duties as Commandant AIF Depot Tidworth.
Date returned to Australia 18 July 1919
Other 08 November 1919 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1955 Caulfield, Victoria.