William Holdworth BATES

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BATES, William Holdworth

Service Number: 854
Enlisted: 27 December 1927, Enlisted at Ayr, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Townsville, Queensland, 1889
Home Town: Ayr, Burdekin, Queensland
Schooling: Townsville State School, Queensland
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 September 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row G, Grave 20 Chaplain G. Robertson officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 854, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 854, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
2 Jul 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 854, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Fractured forearm
2 Sep 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 854, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
27 Dec 1927: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 854, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Ayr, QLD

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin given as a friend William Kennedy of Queen Streeet, Ayr, QLD. In November 1920 Base Records was trying to locate William Bates family but were unable to trace any

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal