Battye, Jack Charles Algernon

Jack Charles Algernon Battye was born on 6th September 1899, the second son of Montagu John Battye and Marguerite, daughter of Joseph Askew Turner.   He was in the Army Class and VI Book and a Commoner Prefect.  He passed into the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in 1918, just too late to take part in the First World War. He was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery in 1919.  In 1926-1930  he was A.D.C. to the Governor of Bengal, and became Captain in 1932.   In 1934 he was Adjutant of 18th Field Brigade Royal Artillery.

He was accidentally shot on 19th May 1940  and lies in grave 2.B.4 of the Karachi War Cemetery.


War: World War 2

  • Surname: Battye
  • Forenames or initials: Jack Charles Algernon
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1913-1917
  • Rank: Major
  • Regiment: Royal Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 6th September 1899
  • Date of Death: 19th May 1940
  • How Died: Died in an Accident
  • Location in War Cloister: Inner D2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Karachi War Cemetery: Grave 2.B.4