Robert Pate

First Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
Pate
Mother's Name: 
Marion (nee Miller)
Father's Name: 
Robert Logan Pate
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, September 26, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Pte
Rank at Discharge: 
Pte
Unit: 
46th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, October 23, 1959
Place of Death: 
Cessnock
Cause of Death: 
Old age
Details: 

Robert Pate was born in Mount Kembla, 1888, and was the son of Robert and Marion Pate. Prior to enlistment he was a miner. He enlisted in the A I F on 26th September, 1916. Service #2295, Private Pate embarked with the 46th Battalion on the SS Port Napier on 17th November, 1916, from Sydney to Devonport. He served on the Western Front. During June 1917, he transferred to the 4th Machine Gun Battalion, but later rejoined the 46th. He returned to Australia in June 1919. After the war he moved to Cessnock and in 1920 he married Doris Richardson. He died in Cessnock on the 23rd October, 1959.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; PATE ROBERT

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