Norman Bates (1892-1915)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BATES, NORMAN. Private. No 3462. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Newsome 21.9.1892. Son of Ellen Bates, 110 West End, Newsome. Educated at Kirkheaton National School. Employed as a joiner by Messrs Sunderland of Lockwood Scar. Enlisted 13.11.1914. Killed by a sniper, 17.11.1915, aged 23 years. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row F, Grave 11.
- His mother received a letter from his cousin, Private Stanley Dean, also serving in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, describing the manner of his death, 'He had just received a parcel and was saying 'I have got some fags' when he put his head above the top of the trench and got hit.'
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private BATES
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Wednesday, November 17, 1915
- record ID: 100024