Robert BATES

Regimental number12/310
Date of birth14 November 1893
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 10"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Bates, Orari, Canterbury
Previous military serviceServed in G Company, 2nd Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 25 September 1915
Discharge date27 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Willochra', 25 September 1915; discharged, 27 March 1916.

War service: 1 year 226 days (of which 1 year 14 days was abroad

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death8 August 1980 Cromwell
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22273385

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