Tate, William Louis

Lieutenant / Royal Fusiliers

1890 - 1915

William Lewis Tate was born in Bagalore on 21 August 1890, the son of William Jacob Tate of the Indian Civil Service, and Julia Marie Tate, of 76 Queensborough Terrace, London.

He came to Winchester College in January 1904 from the Reverend GS Rogers' school at Bournemouth. William was in D House, Fearon's, but left in the summer of 1905 for Cheltenham College as a result of repeated illness.

From Cheltenham, William 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 12 February but rejoined soon afterwards.

Charles was killed on 13 March 1915 near Kemmel, shot through the head while rendering first aid to one of his men.

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