Regiment or Ship: 13th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
Service Number(s): SD/4808
Date of Birth: 30.12.1892
Place of Birth: Bodiam, Sussex
Date of Death: 1941
Place of Death: Hastings, SussexAddress: 51 Reginald Road, Bexhill on Sea
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents: Harry Montague Bateup (1866-1940) and Alice Bateup, nee Haywood (1868-1919).
Arthur Henry Bateup (1891-1952).
Elizabeth Frances Bateup (1895-1981).
Alice Emily Bateup (1898 – ).
Mary Victoria Bateup (1901-1983).
Lilian Beatrice Bateup (1904 – ).
The family surname is variously spelt as BATEUP and BATEHUP.
First World War Experience
Albert enlisted sometime before September 1916 but the only information we have, other than his Medal Roll listing, is a newspaper article stating that he had been wounded. A photograph of him appeared and the article was as follows:-
Private Bateup Wounded
Private Bateup is among those brave men who have been wounded during “the great push”. In a sympathetic letter to his father, Mr. H. Bateup, of 51, Reginald Road, Bexhill, the sister of the hospital to which he was admitted said, ‘His left arm was very badly wounded, and he had also a wound in the right leg. He was operated on immediately, and had to lose the arm just above the elbow. The operation has been successful, but he is still very ill. Hoping to give you better news in a day or two.’ This is a hope which is echoed by the many friends of the young soldier, and they will welcome the news that he is going on as well as can be expected.”
Albert was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.