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William Thomas Bate    W. T. Bate               The Norfolk Regiment

Bate Memorial     Bate Memorial


Surname Bate
Forename/s William Thomas
Rank Private
Service Number 41463
DOB 1899 in Tupton.
Date & place of death/details 13/6/1918 Aged 18.
Killed in action by shellfire.
Regiment & Unit 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment.
Service details France & Flanders
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children?  
Any photographs? Yes, family photograph
Derbyshire Times Obituary? Yes. 29/6/1918 (page 4)
Derbyshire Times Obituary
Parents names Mr Thomas & Mrs Alice Bate
Parents address George Street, Hepthorne Lane.
Grave location or   memoria location Buried at Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, France.
Plot 3, Row B, Grave 3.
Living relatives? Yes
Any other information? Enlisted in October 1917.
Pre war occupation was a miner at the Clay Cross Company No. 4 pit.
Also remembered on the North Wingfield Memorial.

Campaign Medals:
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that William Thomas Bate was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that William Thomas Bate was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.