PERSONAL DETAILSGeorge BATES
Birth date and placec. 1834 Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 5¾ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place25 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 place26 Jul 1859, East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and InquestPerth Gazette 29 Jul 1859 – Inquest.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#4261 Private.
Attestation date and place17 Jul 1854 Oxford, Oxford.
Service/CampaignsCrimea (from 26 Oct 1854).
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalRendered 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place31 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service1 year 15 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/168/37.
Post Discharge ResidenceDerby.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictDerby (1855). Coalhouse Point Battery, Tilbury Fort (1858).
Pension Amount8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipEdwin Fox.
Departure and Arrival26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Orderly at Colonial Hospital, Perth.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesSee Inquest in newspaper above.