A. W. Batho
Service no. L/6439
Officer’s Steward 3rd Class, Royal Navy, H.M.S. “Conquest”
Died age 19 on 25 April 1916
Son of Henry Thomas Batho, of 15 Priory Road, Wandsworth Road, London. Native of South Lambeth.
Remembered at Chatham Naval Memorial
Batho died during the bombardment of Lowestoft on 25 April 1916 by the German High Seas Fleet. There were 38 casualties (25 dead and 13 wounded) on the “Conquest”.
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Arthur Batho, 15, was a messenger for the G.P.O. (General Post Office). He lived at 411 Wandsworth Road, SW8 with his widowed father, Thomas Batho (or Henry T. Batho, according to the 1901 census), a 50-year-old railway porter born in Suffolk (Otley on the 1901 census). Arthur’s siblings were
Elizabeth Batho, 26
Frederick Batho, 19, an engine cleaner
Harry Batho, 17, a van guard
John Batho, 12
All the children were born in South Lambeth.
Information from the 1901 census
In 1901 Arthur Batho was a 4-year-old living with his widowed father, grandmother, aunt and siblings at 65 Tradescant Road. Elizabeth Batho, 65, was from Farnham, Suffolk. Her son, Henry T. Batho (Thomas Batho according to the 1911 census), Arthur’s father, 42, was a widowed railway porter born at Otley, Suffolk. Henry’s single sister, Emily F. Batho, 34, was a dressmaker born at Friston, Suffolk. Arthur’s siblings were registered on the census as
Elizabeth Batho, 16, ironer
Thomas Batho, 13
Frederick Batho, 10
Harry Batho, 7
John Batho, 2