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Ernest William BATES

Regimental number270
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSturt Street State School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLetterpress machinist
Address253 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W H Bates, c/o Advertiser Office, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas wounded early on the night of the attack (5 August 1916) but refused to be relieved and received fatal wounds during the counter attack nex morning - 4am, 6 August 1916.
FateDied of wounds 7 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death27 August 1916
Age at death25
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Rebecca BATES, 22 Loch Street, St. Petes, South Australia

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