John Thomas Bate was born in Prees, Shropshire in 1894, the second son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Bate of 8 Brades Lane, Prees, Shropshire.
The 1911 Census shows John working as a lad on The Twemlows Farm, Ash Parva, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
John’s brother, George William, also lost his life in the Great War.
Regiment : C Company, 5th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 11119
Killed in action; France 9 August 1915 Aged 21