Stanley Norman Bates

First Name: 
Stanley
Middle Name: 
Norman
Last Name: 
Bates
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, May 17, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Eliza Bates nee Ellison
Father's Name: 
Robert Bates
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, November 27, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, May 11, 1967
Place of Death: 
Penshurst, N.S.W.
Details: 

Stanley Bates (Service No 5648) was born in Cessnock, N.S.W and was a well known sulky driver in the Illawarra when he joined the Waratah March.

Stanley was single, 26 years old and lived in Wollongong when he enlisted.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3rd June 1916 with 18th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion.  The troops arrived in England on 3rd August 1916 and Stanley joined the battalion in France on 24th September 1916 and saw service on the Western Front.

Stanley went missing in England for a while and was not discharged from the AIF until 21st July 1920.  Service medals were issued to him, so it would appear that whatever difficulties he had were resolved.

On 4th September 1920 Stanley married Adelaide Lapham at Rockdale, Sydney, and together they raised 4 children.

Stanley died at Penshurst, Sydney in 1967. He is buried at Woronora Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BATES S N

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