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Henry Leo BATES

Regimental number1126
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 7"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Bates, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Discharge date28 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morvada', 4 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: loss of right eye), Adelaide, 28 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 July 1966
Age at death73
Place of burialDerrick Gardens, Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATES Henry Leo

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