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Private Arthur Bates

23845 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

Son of Mrs Annie Bates (nee Allen)

Aged 25 years

Died 10th July 1917

Commemorated on Nieuport Memorial

Born at Rushden, enlisted at Kettering.
The Wellingborough News Friday 10 August 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushdenites in the Dunes Battle - A Mons Hero

Rushden people have received official information of Rushden soldiers missing after the Dunes Battle viz.: ... Pte A Ayres, of Oswald road, Pte A Bates, Hayway, Pte Bert Chettle, Cromwell road... It will be remembered that Pte Ayres had a bullet right through the jaws at Mons. Our portrait of him, taken after convalescence, showed the scar in the jaws. He gave a thrilling account of the battle.

See Conditions at the Front - 1914 for letters by Pte A Ayres.

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