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Bede GATES

Regimental number4188
Place of birthBalmain New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address3 Polding Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Gates, 3 Polding Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4188A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Excellent work as runner at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 29 July 1916

Mention in Army Orders


Excellent work as runner 23-25 August 1916 at Pozieres and 1-6 September 1916 at Mont Sorrell.
Recommendation date: 9 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4186 Pte Joseph Benedict GATES, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 30 June 1918.

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