Bate, George Photo
Service # 123623
Unit # 18th
Resident Chatham
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George Bate enlisted in the 70th Battalion September 24th, 1915, arrived in England May 6th, 1916, and proceeded to Shorncliffe Camp. Crossed to France September 1st, 1916, and joined the 18th Battalion on the Somme September 15th.

Was with this unit and went through several engagements until August 8th, 1918, when he was wounded at Amiens, was sent to Canadian Hospital at Orpington, Kent, until October 31th, 1918, when he was sent to Bexhill Convalescent Camp, transferred to 4th Reserve Battalion January 10th, 1919 at Witley Camp. Transferred to Canadian Discharge Depot at Buxton early in March. Left Buxton for Canada May 3rd, 1919 and arrived at Quebec May 12th, 1919.

Discharged at Quebec and arrived at Chatham May 14th, 1919.


Sources IODE, Chatham Daily Planet (13-05-1919)
Height 5' 7''
Eye Colour Gray
Age 28
Complexion Fair
Hair Light Brown
Race White
Birthplace Wigan, Lancashire, England
Religion Presbyterian
Last Place of Employment American Pad and Textile Company, Chatham, Ontario
Average Earnings $13.00 per week
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted August 1915
Where Enlisted Chatham, Ontario

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