Project Description

JOHN DENNIS BATES 1878–1950

Leics Regiment

Born 22nd July 1878 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 25th September 1878 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Sarah Jarvis, 1910 at Cannock

Daughter Elsie May born 31st May 1911, son Harold was born 17th July 1920, baptised 8th August 1920

Died March quarter 1950, age 71, Bingham district

1881 Census

Age 2, described as Dennis on census, living with family at 3 Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent. Parents John and Sarah, siblings Elizabeth (born 1865), Read (born 1869), Jane (born 1871), Sam (born 1874), Ezra (born 1876). Father John was a shoemaker.

1891 Census

Family living at Bolton Terrace. Father a cordwainer. John Dennis Bates still described as Dennis. He was at school.

1901 Census

Family living at Bolton Terrace. Father a shoemaker and journeyman. John Dennis was in regular army, stationed in Egypt.

1911 Census

John Dennis now a grocer, married to Sarah, living on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service before 1914

Rank: Private

Service Number: 4750

Military Unit: Leicester Regiment

Enlisted 11.8.1896

Age at enlistment: 18.

Occupation given as baker. Height 5ft 6ins, brown eyes, brown hair. Religion: Wesleyan

11.8.1896 – 6.2.1900: Home

7.2.1900 – 14.12.1903: Egypt

15.12.1903 – 10.8.1908: Home

10.8.1908: Discharged, termination of 12 years of service

Military Service from 1914

11.12.1915: Re-enlisted, Trinity Square, Nottingham for duration of war. Occupation: press hand, munitions

Age:  37

20.3.1918: Mobilised

25.3.1918: Joined army

31.3.1918: Admitted to Ripon military hospital

21.8.1918: Still in hospital

10.9.1918: Discharged no longer fit, ‘useless for military service’ after having an operation for intractable folliculitis involving lower part of face and chin. He ‘contracted disease while working in a munitions factory last year. Has been under treatment ever since’.  Pension given 6 shillings 10d for 13 weeks.

Medals Awarded: ineligible for campaign medals as served in the U.K.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

John Bates stated that he was undergoing medical treatment from May 1917 onwards for disease contracted in munitions factory.
1910-1911, 1913-14, 1915 and 1920 Wrights Directories – Confectioner and tobacconist, Bingham Rd

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: John and his wife Sarah

From the 1939 Register

Address: living at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Advertising distributor

Household:  living with wife Sarah.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born, lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent