William Gates

Name

William Gates

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

26/11/1916
29

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
23055
Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

KNEBWORTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
United Kingdom

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Knebworth Village Memorial, Knebworth (old)
St. Martin’s Church Memorial, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Roll of Honour, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Scroll, Knebworth (New)

Pre War

William was born in Bardney, Lincolnshire, the son of James & Sarah Ann Gates, who later lived at Hoggs Norton, Knebworth.

Wartime Service

He was most likely wounded during the Battle of Ancre on the 13th November when the Battalion suffered very high casualties during an assault on German positions. William would have eventually been returned to the UK for treatment but sadly died from the effects of his injuries.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson