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Thomas GATES

Regimental number4797
Place of birthDerrymeen, Coalisland, County Tyrone, Ireland
SchoolCoalisland, County Tyrone, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKingaroy, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight138Nil lbs
Next of kinFather, J Gates, Perry Street, Dungannan, Co Tyrone, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFlanders
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDivisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 17), Boesinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Rebecca GATES, 19 Brook Street, Dungannon, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Egypt, 5 May 1916; proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, Alexandria, 6 August 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, England, 10 September 1916 (not yet diagnosed).

Marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 24 September 1916; proceeded to join unit, 24 September 1916; taken on strength of 15th Bn, 4 October 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 29 May 1917 (sick); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimeriux, 30 May 1917; to England, 31 May 1917; admitted to Northampton War Hospital, Duston, England, 1 June 1917 (influenza); discharged from hospital and granted leave, 23 July 1917.

Marched in to Perham Downs Command Depot, 7 August 1917; transferred to overseas Training Bn, 15 August 1917; proceeded overseas and marched in to Havre, France, 5 September 1917; marched out to unit, 14 September 1917; rejoined 15th Bn, 16 September 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 15 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GATES Thomas

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