1896 Born . The only one I can find is a John Battersby, born Cookstown, Co Tyrone. Son of a Presbyterian Farmer. But nothing to indicate John Alexander.
1901 census at Donadea Rectory, Kilcock, Kildare. An address he gives on demobilisation.
1911 census at Donadea Rectory, Kilcock, Kildare. An address he gives on demobilisation.
1915 Mar 20. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants, on probation. John Alexander Battersby, 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. 19 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin
1916 Apr 26 Wounded in Easter Rising. In charge of a small force at the wireless station, home on leave wounded. . 1916 Handbook.
1919 Jan 5. 3rd R. Ir. Rif.—Lt. J. A. Battersby is placed on the ret. list on account of ill-health contracted on active service.
1921 Feb 16. Joined ADRIC with service no 1679 Posted to D Coy. Joined in Ireland
1921 Mar 26 Posted to P Coy
1921 Apr 23 . Admitted to Convalescent Hospital Sligo
1922 Jan Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1922 Apr 4. Medical Board to relook at his Malaria and GSW pension awards
1924 Mar 14. Disolves a business partnership of Agets and Importers with Ernest Shepherd
1927 Feb 2. Living at 83 Mount Merrion Av, Dublin
1930 Jul/Sep Married in Dublin
1932 Ordained Deacon
1933 Curate of St James, Birch-in-Rusholme, Manchester
1933 Vicar of Emanuel Church, Barlow Moor, Didsbury.
1935 Mar 5 Died age 38. Buried at Deansgate Cemetery, Dublin
WO 339/45902 John A Battersby R Irish Rifles