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William Thomas BATES

Regimental number1453
Place of birthDubbo New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address165 Darley Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Compe, Minnamurra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as 39 Pte, AN&MEF for 6 months.
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 15/3/15.Appointed temporary CSM, 23/12/17; CSM, 23/3/18. Taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Company, 8/3/16.
FateKilled in Action 16 April 1918
Age at death28
Place of burialCentelles Comunal Cemetery (Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

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