George William Bate was born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1896, the third son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Bate of 8 Brades Lane, Prees, Shropshire.
George’s brother, John Thomas, also lost his life in the Great War.
Regiment : 42nd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (11118)
Rank : Lance Corporal
Service Number : 19851
Killed in action; Belgium 3 September 1917 Aged 21