This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
George Davidson Bate/Bates
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/18832
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 22.08.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 141 to 143 & 162
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
- Address: 332 Brook St, Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Grocer, Mr McDonald, King St, Broughty Ferry
Christina Bate (nee Stewart) 332 Brook St, Broughty Ferry
George Bate, 332 Brook St, Broughty Ferry
Alexander & James
More about George Davidson Bate/Bates
George has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. The C.W.G.C. record this mans surname as Bates, but he is listed as George Bate on a family gravemarker located in Barnhill Cemetery. Brother of Gunner James C. Bate, 16011, Royal Garrison Artillery
George Davidson Bates S/18832 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Broughty Soldier Wounded.
Private George Bates, A. and S. Highlanders, son of Mrs Bates, Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, has been wounded in action in France.
Broughty Ferry Guide 21st September 1917
Private George D. Bates, A. and S.H. son of Mrs Bates, Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, who was posted missing on 22nd August last, is now reported killed in action on or about that date. He enlisted in the K.O.S.B. in March 1916, and prior to joining up was a grocer with Mr M’Donald, King Street, Broughty Ferry. Mr Bates has two sons serving in the army.
Broughty Ferry Guide 8th March 1918
BATES―Previously reported missing on August 22nd, now officially reported killed in action or died of wounds on that date, Private George Davidson Bates, dearly loved twin son of the late George Bates and Mrs Bates, 333 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, in his 23rd year.
Dundee People’s Journal 9th March 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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