Language selection

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ernest Bates

In memory of:

Private Ernest Bates

May 30, 1915

Military Service

Service Number:





Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)


10th Bn.

Additional Information

His real name was Holmes Hargreaves and he is commemorated on page 18 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 4 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Nord, France

Grave Reference:

III. H. 7.


Merville is a village about 15 kilometres north of Bethune and about 20 kilometres south-west of Armentieres. The MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY is on the north-east side of the village on the north side of the road to Neuf-Berquin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • 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 835 of 1058. His real name was Holmes Hargreaves

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email or call us.

Date modified: