Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Mark Wilfred Bates

In memory of:

Sergeant Mark Wilfred Bates

April 8, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

67411

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

25th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Medal, London Gazette No. 29953 dated 16 February 1917. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Enlistment:

November 27, 1914
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Mark Joseph and Mary Jane Bates, of Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. E. 13.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Mark Bates– From the book, Catholics of the Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia and the Great War 1914- 1919.

Submitted for the project, Operation: PIcture Me

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