Chisholm-Batten, John de Havilland


One of three sons of Lieutenant Colonel James Forbes Chisholm-Batten (Com., 1860-1866) and Anne Chisholm-Batten, of Thornfalcon, Somerset, and Aigas Forest, Inverness-shire. He came to Winchester from Wayneflete School and was College Prefect in his last year.

In 1908 he passed into Woolwich, and in December of the following year obtained a commission in the R.F.A. He had recently returned from India when war broke out, and went to France with the original Expeditionary Force, being wounded at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He subsequently served in Gallipoli, and in 1916 returned to France, where he was again wounded on the Ancre. He fell near Wytschaete on August 6th 1917.

His elder brother, 2nd Lieutenant James Chisholm-Batten (not an Old Wykehamist) was killed on 30th September 1915 at Vermelles and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Chisholm-Batten
  • Forenames or initials: John de Havilland
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1903-1908
  • Rank: Major
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 14th October 1889
  • Date of Death: 6th August 1917
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY III. A. 15.