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First Name: George Richard Last Name: BATES
Date of Death: 24/08/1914 Lived/Born In: Earl's Court
Rank: Private Unit: Royal Fusiliers4
Memorial Site: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France

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21 Pembroke Mews, Earl's Court Rd, Kensington

Born-St John's Wood

On 24 August  at 2am 4th Royal Fusiliers left the hospital grounds in Mons  where they had congregated after falling back from the canal and took up a position south of Mons, covering the village of Frameries.  Z Company lost 40% of their number when the Germans moved forward around dawn. 4th Royal Fusiliers fell back 2000 yds and met the German advance as it appeared over the crest of a hill. There followed  a long march to Bermeries in France.

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