war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Name -George Bates
Age 30 149 days.
Address 69, Longfield Road, Dover.
Trade Pastry Cook or Baker.
Next of kin Amelia Bates, 69, Longfield Road, Dover.
Medical History of
Bates George.
Birthplace Elmstead, Kent.
Occupation Baker.
Became non-effective by being killed in action France, 3 Oct. 1917.

West Kent Regiment.
Widow of soldier Amelia Bates , 69, Longfield Road, Dover.
Children of soldier Leslie Sandford Bates April 29th 1916 - 69, Longfield Road, Dover.
Father of soldier James Bates 20 Winchelsea Terrace, Dover.
Mother of soldier Elizabeth Bates Address as above.
Brothers of soldier.
Harry Bates age 22. Address as above.
Edward Bates age 25 As above.
Sisters of soldier.
Hannah Drake age 31 22 Minerva Avenue, Dover.
Imperial War Graves Commission.
Winchester House.
St. James Square,
London SW1.
July 20.
Private G. Bates (deceased) No. 16787, 1st R. W. Kent.
I am unable to have any details in reference to the death or burial of the above named soldier.
Signed Colonel i/c Records.
Statement of the Services G/16787.
Killed in action 3 October Exp. Force, France - 3-10-17.

To Mrs A. Bates,
69, Longfield Road,
From Colonel i/c Record Office Hounslow.
I am directed to forward the under-mentioned articles of private property of the late No. G/16787 Rank Pte Name G. Bates, 1st Battalion R. W. Kent Regiment, and would you kindly acknowledge receipt of the same on the form overleaf Ring (broken).
Stamped - Infantry Record Office, Hounslow Dec.1925.
Ministry of Pensions
I am directed by the Minister of Pensions to inform you that the widow of G/16787 Private George Bates Royal West Kent Regiment, has been awarded a Pension of 18/9 a week for herself and one child. With effect from 6-3-18.
Casualty Form Active Service.
Rank Pte Surname Bates Christian name George.
Age on Enlistment 30 years.
Missing 8 Oct 1917.
Killed in action 3/10/17.

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