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Regimental number5664
Place of birthMaidstone, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWalter John Gates, Royal Insurance Company, Maidstone, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Light Horse Brigade Train, 1st Reinforcement, 12th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
FateDischarged in the United Kingdom 22 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to Headquarters, Anzac Mounted Division, and promoted Sergeant, 30 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 25th Howitzer Brigade, 22 April 1916, and posted to Brigade Ammunition Column.

Promoted Quartermaster Sergeant, 17 May 1916.

Taken on strength, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 19 August 1916.

Appointed Lieutenant, 19 August 1916.

On leave, 11 December 1916; rejoined unit, 23 December 1916.

Detached to 1st Anzac Trench Mortar School, 25 March 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 7 April 1917.

On leave to England, 4 June 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 16 June 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 28 September 1917.

On Command, 2nd Army Artillery School, 28 September 1917; rejoined unit, 7 October 1917.

On Command, 2nd Army Artillery School, 5 January 1918; rejoined unit, 5 February 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 26 October 1918.

Detached for duty as Town Major, 12 December 1918

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 April 1919.

Attached for duty to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 14 April 1919.

Resigned appointment in AIF being demobilised with effect from 22 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GATES John

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