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Charles GATES

Regimental number4787
Place of birthVictoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrocklesby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss R Ellis, Brocklesby, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1140909: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GATES Charles
Red Cross file 1140909

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