Private Garry Batting

Army Number : 80904 (formerly 12588)

Battalion : 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born and lived at Bledlow Ridge, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Son of James and Ellen Batting, of Bledlow Ridge, High Wycombe. ; Husband of Bessie Bayment (formerly Batting), of 9, King Street, Piddington, High Wycombe. He was a carman prior to enlisting 12th December 1915 at High Wycombe, into the 5th Training Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. He went to France 3rd March 1917 and was admitted to No.12 General Hospital, Rouen, France, suffering from enteritis, 30th April 1917. Then was transferred to England via Hospital Ship Grantully Castle, 27th May 1917. He was admitted to the 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, and was treated there until 20th July 1917. He returned to France 5th February 1918 and was posted to the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 10th February 1918. He was killed in action, 27th May 1918, age 27, whilst the battalion was in a retiring fight to Montagne de Guyancourt, France.

Commemorated : Soissons Memorial, France.

Soissons Memorial, France.

Private Garry Batting is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Paul’s Church War Memorial, Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire.