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Ernest BATES

Regimental number1115
Place of birthFarnham, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Bates, Farnham, Surrey, England
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit nameStationary Hospital 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateDischarged 27 October 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a bearer subdivision evacuating casualties from a regimental aid post under constant shell fire. He persisted in going out and dressing wounded in the open, and eventually took the place of a bearer who had been wounded. He was subsequently wounded, and although suffering great pain he insisted on arranging for the evacuation of the post before being carried down.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Discharge date27 October 1919
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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