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Raymond Albert Bates

Preliminary record

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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 October 1926 AWMM WairioSouthland AWMM
    Wairio, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 October 1947 AWMM Kennington R.D., via Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Olive Bates (mother), Kennington P.O., via Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 January 1951 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 October 1947 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5Ft 8In. AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Green AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Raymond Bates' ship spent most of the time patrolling the Korean coastline and patrols up the Hann River.

    This record was compiled from information provided by the serviceman. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
    Data Entry Form (Completed by Serviceman) AWMM

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