Clifford Nicholas OATES


OATES, Clifford Nicholas

Service Number: 1025
Enlisted: 23 July 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Farrell Flat, South Australia, 30 October 1893
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Perth Boys Central School
Occupation: Auctioneer
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalgetys Honour Roll WA, Victoria Park State School Honour Board, Victoria Park War Memorial, West Leederville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1025, Perth, Western Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1025, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1025, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1025, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards


Lance-Corporal Clifford Oates, who was killed in action in France on July 20, was the youngest son of Mrs. M. Oates and the late Mr. P. Oates, of Perth. Previously his parents lived at the Burra. He was also a nephew of Mr. Stanley Oates, of Prospect. On November 18 he embarked for the front. Lance-Corporal Oates spent some months in the first line of defence on the Suez Canal, and later his battalion was moved to France. For some years previous to the outbreak of war he was in the employ of Messrs. Dalgety & Co, at Fremantle, Western Australia." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 16 Sep 1916 (