|Place of birth||Clare, South Australia|
|School||Perth Boys' Central School, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||29 Leonard Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Oates, 29 Leonard Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 1 year in the 11th Infantry, Citizen Military Force: resigned.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Phillip and Mary OATES, 99 Woolwich Street, West Leederville, Western Australia. Native of Clare, South Australia|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, ex-HMAT 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.
Found guilty, Ismailia, 22 January 1916, of being absent from 0900 hours until 1800 hours: forfeited 3 days' pay.
Promoted to Lance Corporal, Ferry Post, 26 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Wounded, 19 July 1916.
Previous report of wounded, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, OATES Clifford Nicholls
Red Cross file 2030101