PERSONAL DETAILS George BATES
Birth date and place c. 1834 Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 5¾ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place 25 Jul 1859, Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
Inquest 26 Jul 1859. Before T N Yule Esq. JP and Coroner.
Verdict: The deceased G. Bates, came to his death by his own hand, by cutting his throat,
while laboring under a temporary aberration of mind.
Cause of Death: Suicide.
Burial date and place 26 Jul 1859, East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Inquest Perth Gazette 29 Jul 1859 – Inquest.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #4261 Private.
Attestation date and place 17 Jul 1854 Oxford, Oxford.
Service/Campaigns Crimea (from 26 Oct 1854).
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Rendered unfit for further service by the loss from amputation of the middle finger of the left hand after a gunshot wound received in action before Sebastopol.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 31 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 1 year 15 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/168/37.
Post Discharge Residence Derby.
Post Discharge Pension District Derby (1855). Coalhouse Point Battery, Tilbury Fort (1858).
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Edwin Fox.
Departure and Arrival 26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Orderly at Colonial Hospital, Perth.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles See Inquest in newspaper above.
Departure from WA Not applicable.