25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

John Ernest BATES

Service Papers

2/25th London Cyclists Battalion No. 492279 (later Labour Corps Agric Co. & Royal Army Service Corps No. M/417622)
Address :- 26 Faroe Rd, Hammersmith, Middlesex (Attestation).
Age  - 22yrs 1m. (born 1893)
Occupation - Drapery Assistant
Married - Margaret Merritt, 27 Jun 1915, Hammersmith.
Children - Doris Irene b.30 Mar 1916 at Hammersmith.
Next of kin - wife Margaret Bates, same address.
Service :-
              Attested - 11 Dec 1915 to Army Reserve
              Posted - 5 Feb 1917 2/25 London Cyclist Bn.
              Transferred - 9 Dec 1917 Labour Corps Agric Co.
              Transferred - R.A.S.C. 12 Jul 1919.
Disability claimed - (ineligible)
Twice absent without leave.

It would appear from his service papers and the lack of a medal card that he did not serve overseas.


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