|Unit||Australian Chaplains Department|
|Object type||Colour - Toned black & white print|
Cruden, James Charles
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of Chaplain Albert Edward Bates, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, of Ashford, ...
Studio portrait of Chaplain Albert Edward Bates, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, of Ashford, NSW. Chaplain Bates studied at Sydney University and St Andrew's Presbyterian College and served 4 years with the 4th Infantry Regiment, CMF, in Newcastle, NSW. He enlisted in the Chaplain's Corps on 30 September 1918 and embarked from Melbourne on board SS Zealandia on 5 October 1918. Chaplain Bates disembarked in London on 5 December 1918 and on 4 February 1919 was admitted to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital in Dartford with pneumonia. Chaplain Bates died on 9 February 1919, aged 34 years of age. On the back of the portrait is written "Passed to life everlasting/ February 9th 1918 (sic)"