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Harold Joseph GATES

Regimental number3656
Place of birthBoat Harbour, Table Cape, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Boat Harbour, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMrs R E Holton, sister, Myalla, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, R H Gates, Tmey Huchie via Moree, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPuschvillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 62), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
107
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Jane GATES, Cimitiere Street, Launceston, TAsmania. Native of Table Cape, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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