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Joseph Benedict GATES

Regimental number4186
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor-tube repairer
AddressDrummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Gates, 3 Polding Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4186A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Excellent work in assisting to keep up communication. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 29 July 1916

Mention in Army Orders

Consistent good work, Pozieres, Mt. Sorrell, Ypres Salient.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4188 Corporal Bede GATES MM, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.

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