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Batho, P J

Portsmouth Naval Memorial Memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Southsea Common

Commemorated on St Saviour's Parish Memorial
on St Mark's Church Memorial
and on Old Boys of St Mark's Company Boys Brigade Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Percy John Batho

Leading Seaman Percy John Batho
HMS Laurentic, Royal Navy

1914-15 Star

Fourth son of John & Emma Batho of D'Hautree Garden, St Saviours Hill, Jersey

Killed in action, aged 31 years

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 6 February 1917


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 6 February 1917

Roll of Honour. The many friends of Leading Seaman Percy John Batho, son of Mr J Batho of D'Autree Garden, St Saviour, will regret to hear the news that has been received that the sailor is presumed to have lost his life when HMS Laurentic was sunk off the coast of Ireland on 25 January. The sailor, who was some 30 years of age, had served about 12 years in the Royal Navy and by a stroke of ill luck joined the unfortunate Laurentic only a couple of days before she was sunk. The late seaman was of a bright and jovial disposition and had proved himself to be most efficient in the profession he had adopted. To the relatives we tender our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.