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Francis Herbert KATES

Regimental number7346
Place of birthJunees Junction, New South Wales
SchoolJunees Junction Public School, Junee, New South Wales
AddressJunee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Kates, PO Corowa, Corowa, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death19.10
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialLancashire Cottage Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 3), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Emily Elizabeth and the late William KATES, 13 Boyle Street, Enfield, New South Wales. Native of Junee Junction, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Sgt W.H. Kates, DCM, 18th Battalion
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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