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William Henry BATES

Regimental number4978
Place of birthCoventry, England
SchoolRadford School, Coventry, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCosgrove via Shepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Bates, 45 Kingfield Street,Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force, England.
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Date of death5 October 1917
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBuffs Road Cemetery (Row EE, Grave No. 65), St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Harriett BATES, 45 Kingfield Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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