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.
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.