Bro. Hugh Bates - Down the Memory Lane – Lasallians Remembered

Bro. Bates, Hugh

Years of service in LS: 3 Period of Service: 1950 – 1953 Date of Death: 31 May 1953


Brother Hugh Bates was Irish, coming from Clonmel, County Tipperary. In 1930, he entered the Senior Novitiate and after four years of scholastic training, he chose to work in the East. He started off in St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore and then worked in several schools in Malaysia. At the end of the War, he came to La Salle College. Brother Hugh was a workaholic who seemed to be happy only with working. Unfortunately, he could only stay with La Salle College for three years. At the age of 41, he died suddenly on 31st May 1953 in the Perth Street campus.

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