Roy Lester BATES

BATES, Roy Lester

Service Numbers: 3960, 3690
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Milang, South Australia, 29 April 1892
Home Town: Stewarts, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 25 September 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Aeroplane Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lucindale War Memorial, Naracoorte War Memorial, Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3960, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3690, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3690, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
25 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 3690, 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery, Menin Road

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Charles BATES and Esther Hamilton nee FINDLATER