T J Bateman
- Name: Bateman, Thomas John Benjamin
- Nationality: United Kingdom
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
- Unit Text: H.M.S. Duchess
- Date of Death: 12/12/1939
- Service No: C/SSX 22466
- Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
- Grave/Memorial Reference: 33, 1.
- Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial United Kingdom
Son of John Bateman and Sarah Ann (nee) Bailey. Born 1920 in Bromley area.
HMS Duchess sank on 12th December 1939 after being in collision with HMS Barham 9 miles off The Mull of Kintyre. 129 of the crew died either on the ship or from drowning, only 23 survived. An account by a survivor of the tragedy is on HMS Barham's site.