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Wilfred Clyde BATES

Regimental number2228
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical fitter
AddressRussell Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Bates, Russell Street, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2.6 years in the Australian Garrison Artillery, Sydney; discharged for not attending camp.
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date11 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 11 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 September 1966
Age at death73
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BATES Wilfred Clyde

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