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Bates, W.C.F., A/Bdr., 1917
In Coxyde Military Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 67648 Acting Bombardier William Clarke-Frost Bates, serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery, who died 05/09/1917.

Rev. David Youngson has submitted the following:

67648 Acting Bombardier William Clarke-Frost BATES
Royal Garrison Artillery 122nd Siege Battery
He was born at Fintona, County Tyrone, Ireland. A Clerk residing at 16 Carlton Street, Blyth, he was Initiated into 659 Blagdon Lodge, Masonic Hall, Beaconsfield Street, Blyth on the 16th November 1904; Passed 15th March 1905 and Raised on the 17th May 1905. He was the husband of Minnie. W. Bates of Blyth, Northumberland. He enlisted at Blyth and was killed in action on the 6th September 1917 aged 36. He is buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Grave Reference III.F.3.

He is remembered in Blyth on B42.01, B42.03, B42.24, B42.28 and B42.32

The CWGC entry for Acting Bombardier Bates

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