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Thomas Edwin BATES

Regimental number3129
Place of birthGlenville, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Age at embarkation23.9
Height5' 6"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Bates, 87 Lindsay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected: 'teeth trouble')
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date10 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 18 January 1917; discharged from ship's hospital, 20 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917. Marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 6 March 1917.

Admitted to hospital, Codford, 10 March 1917; marched into 12th Training Bn from hospital, 16 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 9 July 1917, and alloted 'B' to Regimental Number.

Admitted to 39th Stationary Hospital, 25 November 1917 (interconnective tissue, foot); rejoined unit, 2 January 1918.

Found guilty, 27 August 1918, of being absent without leave from 9 pm, 18 August, to 2 am, 24 August 1918: awarded forfeiture of 20 days' pay; forfeited total of 26 days' pay.

On escort duty, 10 November 1918; rejoined unit, 27 November 1918.

Transferred to 4th Division Headquarters, 22 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 21 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Koenigin Luise', 21 June 1919; found guilty, at sea, 27 June 1919, of using insubordinate language to his superior officer: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment; admitted to ship's hospital, 23 July 1919 (scabies); discharged from ship's hospital, 29 July 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 3 August 1919; discharged, 10 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNo Embarkation Roll for 48th Bn, 8th Reinforcement
Date of death24 August 1972

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