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Roy Lester BATES

Regimental number3690
Place of birthMilang, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressStewarts Range, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, H J Bates, Stewarts Range, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 25 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Age at death27
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 35), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Esther BATES. Native of Stewart's Range, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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