Sergeant Reginald George Tate



Sergeant Reginald George Tate


The contributor's paternal uncle


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


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.




London and France



Collection Day

Friday 15th March 2019 at St Helen's Church, Worcester

This item was submitted on April 2, 2019