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John was born in Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne and he lived with his family at 6 Norfolk Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. He was the son of John, a ship plumber, and Mary Jane Tate. He had three siblings, Sarah Hogarth Tate, William White Tate and Charles Fenwick Tate.
John trained to be a teacher at Armstrong College and went on to teach at Spittal County School, Northumberland.
John was killed in action in Aisne on 27th May 1918 during the Battle of Aisne.
Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
John has a memorial in Newcastle upon Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery.
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars, The Northerner Student Magazine)
North East War Memorials Project
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Sophie Anderton, Rosie Setford
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