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Donald Stuart Bates

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Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Stuart AWMM
  • Surname
    Bates AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ413220 AWMM
    • WWII 413220 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 January 1922 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Hamilton East, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs V.A. Bates (mother), Hamilton East, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ413220 AWMM
    • WWII 413220 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Multiple injuries incurred in an aircraft crash AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Donald Bates was the son of Donald Bates and of Violet Agnes Bates (nee Hicks) of Hamilton, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 February 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    SheffieldNew Brunswick AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St George Rural Cemetery, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada AWMM Lot 32. Range 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Airmen from Australia and New Zealand Memorial, Memorial Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada AWMM
    • Hamilton War Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East 3216 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2953173
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Death Certificate AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM

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