Monday 22 August 2011

Private Samuel Elsworth Bates

Born circa 1884.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 May or 10 June 1915 (number 410018) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion - invalided sick to England on 11 March 1918.

Died on 18 July 1957 - buried in Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario.

(image courtesy of Aaron Greyling,

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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