Lance Bathie was a blue-eyed 29 year old iron moulder who served his apprenticeship with Bail and Co., Auburn,before he enlisted on 4 January 1915. He had a bird and rose leave tattoo on his right forearm. His father was George Bathie of Belmore Street, Parramatta.He was transferred to the 6 Light Horse on 28 August 1915 and returned to the 12 Light Horse Regiment on 22 February 1916 after their withdrawal from Gallipoli. In the same year Lance appears to have started training as a cook. He left for Sydney 20 April 19190025_Bathie_ANA
Attestation papers, Lance Bathie, from the Australian National Archives,
by-saGeoff Barker, Research and Collection Services Coordinator, 2015