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Captain Leonard John Bates MC

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Fellowship details: No. 4467, elected 11 May 1904.

Died: 10 November 1917, Dublin, aged 34.


Youngest son of William and Lydia Jane Bates, Leonard John Bates was a mining engineer. On his Fellowship Admission form he stated that his geological qualifications consisted of attending lectures on diamond boring at Camborne School of Mines and three years’ practical mining in Cumberland. In the few years just prior to the First World War, Bates was employed by Lobitos Oil & Co in Peru, but on his return joined the Royal Fusiliers (18th Bn Tank Corps). He was seriously injured whilst detraining, crushed between two wagons in a siding at the Remount Depot at Ballsbridge in Dublin and died six hours later from his injuries on 10 November 1917.

Cemetery: Buried Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland.


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