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Reginald Phillip BATES

Regimental number15513
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressBurwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Ireland, 'Yawata', Seale Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Artillery Militia.
Enlistment date15 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 25 February 1919
Discharge date24 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916; marched in to Training Depot, Parkhouse, 21 November 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 30 November 1916; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 1 December 1916; attached for duty with Army Medical Corps, 5 December 1916; taken on strength of 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 December 1916; detached for duty with 2nd Australian Division Train, 12 December 1916; on leave to United Kingdom, 8 May 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 22 May 1917; taken on strength of 15th Company Australian Army Service Corps, 28 October 1917; on leave to Paris, 25 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 August 1918; with 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 November 1918; on leave to Paris, 31 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 14 January 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 27 January 1919; marched in to England, 8 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 25 February 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 April 1919; discharged, 24 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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