|Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Fred was born at Whatstandwell in 1893, his parents were Fred and Hannah Bates. At the start of the war the family were living at Hill Top View, Fritchley.
Army Service Record
Frederick Bates enlisted, before the start of the War, on 29 April 1912 at Belper. He was a general labourer aged 19 years 4 months and lived in Crich Carr. His height was 5 ft 10½ and he stated he was C of E.
At the start of the War, on 21 November 1914, he transferred to the Reserve. His address was now High Tor View, Fritchley. Next-of-kin were father, Frederick, mother, Hannah, of Hill Top View, Fritchley.
Frederick was discharged as being medically unfit 7 December 1914. two weeks after his transfer to the reserves. His record stated: medically unfit for further military service 156 (ii). He was shown as serving at home 5 August 1914 to 7 December 1914
1901: Amber Grove, Crich
|Fred||Bates||Head||37||Wire trimmer||Longway Bank|
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1911: Hill Top, Fritchley
|Fred||Bates||Head||48||Wire trimmer||Robin Hood|
|Samuel||son||17||Pony driver, underground||Whatstandwell|
|Harold||son||13||Pony driver, underground||Whatstandwell|
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