Tate, William Louis


Born in Bagalore, he was the son of William Jacob Tate of the Indian Civil Service, and Julia Marie Tate, of 76 Queensborough Terrace, London. He came to Winchester from the Reverend G S Rogers’ school at Bournemouth but suffered much from ill health and after a year at Winchester he left for Cheltenham College. He went up to Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1909 and in 1913 took his degree with Honours in the Final Classical School. He was gazetted to the Royal Fusiliers late in 1914 and early in the following January left for France with the 3rd Battalion. He was slightly wounded on 12th February but rejoined soon afterwards. He fell on 13th March 1915 near Kemmel, shot through the head while rendering first aid to one of his men.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Tate
  • Forenames or initials: William Louis
  • House: D
  • Years in School: 1904-1905
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
  • Date of Birth: 21st August 1890
  • Date of Death: 13th March 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer D1
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY: Grave X.7