John Hugh Bates

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Bates, Private John Hugh no.828 2nd Battalion.

Beamish Street Campsie.


Born in San Francisco, son of John and Saidie Bates. Arrived in Australia “12 years ago” (written ca. 1921).

Enlisted at Campsie 26/8/1914.

Killed in Action at Lone Pine 7/5/1915 aged 25 years.

Memorial: Lone Pine Memorial, Panel 16.

Information from Marian Elsie Farrin, foster- mother, Beamish Street [i.e. Brighton Avenue], Campsie.

Australian War Memorial Record available at: (accessed on 10 June 2016)


Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002