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David Clements Bates

In memory of:

Private David Clements Bates

September 14, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:
228347
Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

58th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 10, 1889 Monaghan, Ireland

Son of William and Ann Jane Bates (nee Clements), of St. Lambert, Montreal.

Commemorated on Page 197 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BEEHIVE CEMETERY (WILLERVAL) ; Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

B. 22.

Location:

Willerval is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 10 kilometres north-east of Arras. Beehive Cemetery is one kilometre north of the village and 600 metres by the footpath from the west side of the D50E road to Mericourt in a place called Lorgette. The cemetery owes its name to a German machine gun emplacement known to the British troops as The Beehive. The cemetery covers an area of 431 square yards. It is enclosed by a concrete curb and a thorn hedge and planted with maples. It stands among cornfields, on the crest of a low ridge, with considerable views of the Vimy battlefield.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death – Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bark to Bazinet. Mircoform Sequence 6; Volume Number 31829_B016716. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 150.  Page 831 of 1058.
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