Private Walter Bates

Army Number : 3161

Battalion : 1/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born and lived at Clay Cross, Derbyshire. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting at Clay Cross, 22nd October 1914. He went to France 28th February 1915 and was killed in action, 17th September 1915, Ouderdom, Belgium.

Buried : Chester Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Plot. 1. Row B. Grave 7.

Chester Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

Private Walter Bates is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Bartholomew’s Church War Memorial, Clay Cross, Derbyshire.