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Bates, Edward Ernest

Rank : Corporal

Army Number : 4864805

Unit : 7th Bn

Biography :

Edward Bates played made 36 appearances for Leicester Football Club's 1st XV between 1932 and 1933, scoring 4 tries and 16 points. In the Second World War, he enlisted on 26.7.1940 into The Leicestershire Regiment, serving in 7th Bn in UK and India. He died in India from pneumonia and typhus on 12.6.1944, aged 31. He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery, India.

Date of Birth : 14.12.1912

Date of Death : 12.6.1944

Place of Death : India

Period of Service : 1940-44

Conflicts : WW2

Places Served : UK, India

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