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Edward Russell BATES

Regimental number6548
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
SchoolJames Street State School, Perth, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia1.9
AddressNorth Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs R Bates, 47 Raglan Road, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 November 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1918
Date of death1 June 1918
Age at death30
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Nimrod and Annie Maria BATES, husband of Ruth BATES, Perth, Western Australia. Native of New Zealand
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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