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Full Name
Harold Lowick Bates
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Harold Lowick
Surname
Bates
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
24/633
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Next of Kin
J.T. Bates (father), Box 64, Eltham, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Rawhitiroa Road, Eltham, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
C Company
Embarkation Date
9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
40
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
30 September 1916
Age at Death
35
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes
Harold Bates was the son of John Thomas and Emmaline Sophia Bates; husband of Gladys Maude Burton (formerly Bates), of Clifford Rd., Eltham, New Plymouth. Also served in Egypt.
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919

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