Joseph Henry Watson BATES

Regimental number6785
Place of birthKillyleigh, Co Down, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoora, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Bates, Springdale, Moora, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 October 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Joseph Henry on NR
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917.

Marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 26 August 1917; to 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 8 November 1917; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'D19', 8 August 1918, for discharge (defective vision); discharged, 11 November 1918 (medically unfit).

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATES Joseph Henry Watson