Bate, Charles Photo
Rank Sgt.
Service # 123480
Unit # 186th, 18th, MMG
Resident Chatham
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Sergeant Charles Bate transferred from the 70th. to the 91st, and alter to the 186th. Battalion, going overseas March 26th, 1917. He crossed to France in August 1917, posted to the 18th. Battalion. In November 1917 he received wounds in the right shoulder, and after hospital treatment returned to his unit in January 1918, attached to the Motor Machine Gun Brigade, with which unit he remained until the signing of the Armistice, with this unit he took part in all the later engagements.

About November 26th, he left Valenciennes for Germany and arrived at Bonn on the Rhine December 16th, 1918. Returned to Le Havre Janaury 26th, 1919. Later arrived at Weymouth, England, then stationed at Seaford till May 6th, 1919, when he left for Canada.

Discharged at London May 17th, 1919 due to demobilization.


Sources IODE, Chatham Daily News (14-05-1919), Discharged (17-05-1919)
Height 5' 8''
Eye Colour Blue
Age 25
Complexion Fair
Hair Dark Brown
Race White
Birthplace Wigan, Lancashire, England
Religion Presbyterian
Last Place of Employment Grocery Clerk, William Anderson, Chatham, Ontario.
Average Earnings $10.00 per week
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted August 1915
Where Enlisted Chatham, Ontario

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