William Ewart Bates

Royal Engineers

Fouquierers Churchyard Extension, France

As with so many of our war dead back then, many did not return home and were buried abroad. William Ewart is an ancestor of a Bates family who have lived in Pelsall for generations.

William Ewart Bates aged 26, was the son of James Bates, High Street, Norton Canes, Cannock.