Andrew Edwardson Gates was born on the 30th December 1915 in Carlton, Victoria.
He enlisted in South Melbourne on the 4th November 1939 whilst living in East Brunswick, Victoria.
Discharged on the 5th October 1945 with the rank of Private.
Full set as follows:
The Africa Star with 8th Army Bar
The Pacific Star
1939-1945 Defence Medal
1939-1945 War Medal
1939-1945 Australia Service Medal
1941 Tobruk Siege Medal
Inscriptions & markings
The recipients name and service number are impressed on the bottom edge of the 1939-1945 Defence, 1939-1945 War and 1939-1945 Australia Service medals - VX2151, A. E. Gates.
A Gates is engraved on the back of the 1941 Tobruk Siege Medal.