Ernest Batchelor (left)
John Robertson

Ernest Batchelor (left)

Ernest Charles Batchelor
born 8.6.1925 Proven,Belgium
son of Minnie Batchelor,74 Brampton Grove,Kenton,Middlesex
capstan operator in civilian life
Royal Navy (JX619493) 28.2.1944-18.8.1944
enlisted Army 19.8.1944
9 Bn (TA) Buffs
attached Airborne Forces Depot 6.12.1944
transferred Army Air Corps 27.12.1944
posted to Depot and School Airborne Forces same date
posted 2 SAS 23.1.1945 (Private 14990709)
served NW Europe 11.4.1945-9.5.1945
posted Army Air Corps Depot 30.8.1945
transferred to Buffs 8.9.1945
posted 12th Infantry Training Centre same date
posted 12th Holding Bn,Buffs 9.9.1945
transferred 1 Bn Green Howards 13.5.1946
11th Air Formation Signals 26.5.1946
released to Army Reserve 18.12.1947
change in administration to SAS Regiment 21.3.1951
change in administration to Green Howards 9.5.1956
discharged from Reserve liability 30.6.1959

photo courtesy of his son Alfred Batchelor
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