Bates, William Ghill –

Son of Charles Frederick and Kathleen Bates, of 2, Canning Street, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Gertrude Louisa Bates, of 65, Crumpsall Street, Bolton, Lancashire, and formerly of 3, Blackbank Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly employed as a conductor on the Bolton Corporation Tramways. Enlisted April 1915.

Personal details

  • Surname: Bates
  • Forename: William Ghill
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 28
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: May 25th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Unit: "D" Company, 107th Brigade.
  • Service number: 710722
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 09/04/1915 08/06/1917 08/06/1917 07/12/1917 24/05/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 9f 4f 6c* S8* 6f
  • Bolton Chronicle: 15/06/1917

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