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William Howard GATES

Regimental number34
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationFitter
Address1013 Gregory Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinLouisa Gates, 1013 Gregory Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


For action on 19 July 1916 at Fromelles.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Distinguished Conduct Medal


For actions at Petillon on 19-20 July 1916.
Recommendation date: "August 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919

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