Second Lieutenant Alfred Neville Bates

Army Number: n/a

Battalion: 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Lenton, Nottingham. Son of Arthur John and Emily Bates, of 44, Midland Avenue, Lenton. He was a Student Teacher and a member of Nottingham University OTC (Officer Training Corps). He was commissioned Second Lieutenant 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment on 1st December 1915. He went to France on 30th May 1916 and was killed in action, on 1st July 1916, aged 23, during the attack on the German positions at Gommecourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Buried Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France. Plot 1. Row B, Grave 22.

Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France.
Second Lieutenant Alfred Neville Bates grave

Second Lieutenant Bates is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Lenton War Memorial, Lenton, Nottinghamshire.
Nottingham University OTC War Memorial, Nottingham.
Mundella School War Memorial, St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham.
St. Andrew’s Church War Memorial, Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.