William Aubrey Oates

William Aubrey Oates

Birth 1880 Death 24th Jul 1916 Pte.
Australian Infantry (A.I.F)
Service #12

Personal Details

Place of Birth Cleator Moor
Residence at Enlistment 27 Eglington Street , Lidcombe , Sydney ,NSW
Residence (Roll of Honour) Montreal Street , Cleator Moor
Residence 1911 Census India , serving as a Private with the 1st South Lancs Regiment
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Labourer
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) late John James & Martha Oates
Siblings Edwin C , John James , George Herbert , Emily
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Australian Infantry (A.I.F)
Battalion at Enlistment 3rd
Rank at Enlistment Pte.
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment
Date of Enlistment 27 August 1914
Place of Enlistment Sydney , NSW , Australia
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 33
Date of Death 24th Jul 1916
Regiment at Death Australian Infantry (A.I.F)
Battalion/Vessel at Death 3rd
Rank at Death Sgt.
Circumstances of Death Killed in Action
Service Number at Death 12
Field of Action at Death France
Place of Death Somme
Battle at Death Battle of the Somme
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Grave Position
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1453811/oates,-william-aubrey/
Grave/Memorial Country France
Private Memorial


Notes Attestation records indicate he completed 12 years service with the South Lancashire Regiment in the UK. Dates unknown.
Link #1 https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=7991382
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