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4600: Sergeant Reginald George Tate

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posted on 2024-01-17, 15:04 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Reginald Tate was born at Upton Park, Essex on 21st June 1897, the son of Richard Frederick and Katherine Sarah Tate. He did well at school and matriculated. He also participated in activities at his local church, St Michael's, in Wood Green, London including participating in Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

Reginald enlisted in the army at the same time as his older brother Frederick and was posted as a Private in the 12th Territorial Battalion London Regiment. He went to France on 9th March 1915. Reginald was promoted to Sergeant and recommended for a Commission before he was sadly killed in action aged 19 on 9th April 1917 during the battle of Arras. According to a letter from the Battalion Chaplain, who buried Reginald, he was killed instantly by a machine gun bullet through the body.

Reginald Tate is buried in London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, France and commemorated on Wood Green Memorial, London.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Anon

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

The contributor's paternal uncle

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1917

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

London and France

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Reginald Tate in uniform Medal Index Card for Reginald Censored postcard from Reginald to his younger brother Badges, sweetheart brooches & shoulder title belonging to Reginald 2 photographs of Nathaniel Reed - uncle of Reginald Tate Transcripts of 3 letters written to Reginald's parents after his death Transcript of letter to Reginald's uncle Memorial scroll for Reginald Medals and Memorial Plaques to Reginald and his brother Frederick Wood Green War Memorial where both brothers are listed CWGC Certificate for Reginald

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St Helen's Church, Worcester (15/03/19)

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