Arthur was born in Gatley, Cheshire in 1891, the son of Horace, a
financial journalist, and Mary (nee Speed). Hugh was employed as
a Insurance Clerk in the 1911 census. Arthur joined the
25th London Cyclists before the war and served with the Royal
Tank Corps during the war. His brother Hugh Bateman also served
in the 25th London Cyclist battalion before the war & during the
Arthur first joined the 25th Londons in 1909. His
pre war Service record includes the following :-
First enlisted 25th London Cyclist Battalion at Fulham House on
the 5 Mar 1909, re-enlisted 18 Mar 1913.
Annual training - Lewes 25 Jul 1909 - 8 Aug 1909
- Annual training - Lewes 24 Jul 1910 - 7 Aug 1910
- Annual training - Rye 5 Aug 1911 - 19 Aug 1911
- Annual training Bury St. Edmonds 7 Sep 1912 - 21 Sep 1912.
Next of Kin - Horace Newland Bateman, 7 Upper Mill Cottages,
Southend, Catford, London.
His medal roll information :-
Bateman, Arthur Speed, 1 Divl. Coy. ACC 12 Cpl Tank Cps 75299,
Prisoner of War 22 Mar 1918-11 Nov 1918.