Shoeing/Smith William Pate
700251 Royal Field Artillery
Died of influenza 23rd January 1919, aged 28
Lived at 17 Barracks Road
Buried in Kantara War Cemetery, Egypt
Burnley Express
1st February 1919


Willie Pate was the son Whitaker and Alice Pate of 6 Chaffer Street Burnley and the husband of Annie Mary Pate of 17 Barracks Rd., Burnley.
He enlisted as Shoeing Smith 700251 in the Royal Field Artillery and was serving in 265th Brigade when he died on Thursday 23rd January 1919 aged 28. He is buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery Egypt. Grave E 325.

The Burnley Express reported:-
“Died From Pneumonia In Egypt.
The death from pneumonia took place at the 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, of Shoeing-Smith Wm Pate, of the R.F.A.., whose home address was at 17, Barracks Road, Burnley, where his wife and child reside. He was in camp when war broke out, and went out to Egypt on August 4th 1914 going through the Dardenelles fighting. He was 28 years of age and was formerly employed as a shoeing smith at Boot Yard. He was connected with St Peter’s Church. Two brothers have served and are now discharged.”

William Pate was christened at St Peter’s Church on 26/3/1890. His parents were Whitaker and Alice Pate of 6 Chaffer Street. His father’s occupation was listed as Blacksmith. Willie Pate was admitted to St Peter’s Infant School on 7/8/1893. He was born on 12/3/90 and his father was Whittaker Pate of 86 Hart Street. William Pate was admitted to St Peter’s School on 31/01/1898 from Stoneyholme School. Born on 12/5/90? and still lived at 86 Hart Street. William was admitted again to St Peter’s School on 31/01/189?from Red Lion Street School and lived at 36 Hart Street.
1901 Census – 36 Hart Street – Whittaker Pate (35) Farrier (blacksmith), Alice (38),
Robert (12), William (11), Evelyn (9), Esther (6), Halis W. (1 month).




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