|Full name||Hugh Frederick Bateman-Champain|
6 April 1869|
Ashford, Middlesex, England
|Died||7 October 1933
Ascot, Berkshire, England
|Relations||Frederick Currie (brother-in-law), Claude Bateman-Champain (brother), Francis Bateman-Champain (brother), John Bateman-Champain (brother), Fendall Currie (uncle), Sir Frederick Larkins Currie (uncle), Robert Currie (uncle), William Currie (uncle)|
|Domestic team information|
|1902||Marylebone Cricket Club|
|Source: Cricinfo, 24 June 2010|
Bateman-Champain played 11 first-class matches for Gloucestershire, with his debut for the county coming in 1888 against Yorkshire and his final first-class match for the county coming against Surrey in 1902. He also represented the Marylebone Cricket Club in a single first-class match in 1902 against Kent.
Eldest son of Colonel Sir John Underwood Bateman-Champain, KCMG, RE and Harriet Sophie Currie.
Bateman-Champain was part of a large cricketing family. His brothers Claude, Francis and John all played first-class cricket, as did his brother-in-law Frederick Currie. His uncles Fendall Currie, Sir Frederick Larkins Currie, Robert Currie and William Currie also played first-class cricket.
He married in Gloucester Cathedral on 3 February 1904 Dorothy Gertrude Arbuthnot and had two daughters.
Military Career and after
He joined the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1889. He transferred to the Indian Army and joined the 1 Gorkha Rifles in 1891. During the Great War he served on the Western Front in France and then was posted to Gallipoli 1914-15. He was promoted to Brigade Commander and sent first to Mesopotamia followed by North Persia 1917-20. He gained the rank of Colonel (Honorary Brigadier-General) in the service of the Indian Army. He retired in 1921 and became General-Secretary of the British Red Cross Society from then until his death.