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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Rex Battarbee
Name: Battarbee, Reginald Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2616
Place of Birth: Warrnambool (Vic.)
Next of Kin: George Edward Battarbee - Father ; Warrnambool, Vic.
Biographical notes: Battarbee first came to Central Australia in 1923 and returned a number of times in order to paint landscapes. On this 1936 trip he taught Albert Namatjira how to use watercolours. Battarbee formed the Arunta Arts Council in 1951.
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Enlistment: 28-Jan-1916
Age at Enlistment: 22
Place of Enlistment: Warrnambool (Vic.)
Unit: 58th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1973-09-03
Place of Death: Alice Springs
Service History: Battarbee's unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A71 'Nestor' on 2 October 1916. After sustaining severe injuries, Battarbee returned to Australia in November 1917.
Related link: Embarkation Roll
Unit War Diary
Service Record
Nominal Roll
Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography edited by David Carment. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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