Eric Keith BATES

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BATES, Eric Keith

Service Numbers: 6/4604, 64604
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Ulverstone, Tasmania, 1 May 1925
Home Town: Ulverstone, Tasmania
Schooling: Castra State School and Devonport High School, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in Action, Korea, 7 March 1951, aged 25 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Originally buried at Tanggok Cemetery. He was reinterred at United Nations Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Korean War Service

28 Sep 1950: Involvement Private, SN 6/4604, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
7 Mar 1951: Involvement Private, SN 64604, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...6/4604 Private Eric Keith Bates, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), of Ulverstone, Tas. Pte Bates was killed in action in Korea on 7 March 1951. He was 25 years old, and was originally buried at Tanggok Cemetery. He was reinterred at United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan (Pusan), Korea." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)