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Ronald BATES

Regimental number34692
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, Goulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressCole Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Bates, Cole Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceEnlisted in 1915 and served at Gallipoli. Returned to Australia and was discharged. Re-enlisted in 1916.
Enlistment date21 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, April 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
FateKilled in Action 12 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHarbonnieres, France
Date of death12 August 1918
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHeath Cemetery, (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 19), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Saviour's Anglican Cemetery, Goulburn, New South Wales. Parents: George and Sarah BATES, Cockatoo Island, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: Private F CAIN, killed in action, France.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front,

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

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