GEORGE – G/16787.
Name -George Bates
Age – 30 149 days.
Address – 69, Longfield Road, Dover.
Trade – Pastry Cook or Baker.
Next of kin – Amelia Bates, 69, Longfield
Medical History of
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,
Imperial War Graves Commission.
St. James Square,
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
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
Age on Enlistment 30 years.
Missing 8 Oct 1917.
Killed in action 3/10/17.