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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Bate L  Driver 25965    Lyle    3 Div Amm Column    23    Gardener    Single    Meth        

Address:    Newmarket, Market St    

Next of Kin:    Bate, C, father,  Market St, Newmarket

                                                  "Bonnieville", 31 Queen's Ave, Ascot Vale    

Enlisted:    29 Jan 1916        

Embarked:     A67 Orsova 1 Aug 1916                                                                                                                                                                                        


Amongst the latest to be accepted for the front are Messrs. C. Bate (sic) and L. Langley, who were both apprenticed at the Queen's Park gardens, under Mr. John Oliver, the curator.  Both are good workmen, and their places will be hard to fill. Still they have done the right thing to come to their country's aid. Applications are now called for lads to take their places.

WOUNDED. (1916, February 10). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 5 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved January 24, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74591829


Driver Leslie Bate contracted pneumonia, while still in training in England.  He was admitted to the Fargo Military Hospital seriously ill on 13 March 1917.  He was later found to have tuberculosis, and after several months in hospital he was repatriated to Australia on 27 September 1917.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F   (Bate, C)

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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