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Private John George Battista was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1891, in Tynemouth, the son of Italian ice cream vendor Giovanni and Elizabeth Ellen Battista (née Lawson), of Sunderland. After his mother died, Battista's father remarried in 1901, to Anastasia Whelan, of Ireland. In 1911, the younger Battista married Emma Anderson.

Battista died on 5 November 1916, during the Somme Offensive, while serving with the 1/6th Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers on the Western Front.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Thiepval Memorial.

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