20/10/1916- Completed Application to Enlist & Preliminary Medical Examination Bridgetown/Manjimup WA
6/11/1916- To No. 92 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
2/12/1916- Allotted to 6th Reinforcements 39th Battalion Blackboy Hill
29/12/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Persic ” bound for England
3/03/1917- Disembarked Devonport ex Australia to Australian Details Sutton Mandeville
21/03/1917- To 10th Training Battalion Durrington Larkhill then to 12th Training Battalion
16/07/1917- Proceeded Overseas 3rd Australian Division Base Depot Rouelles France ex Southampton ex Durrington
4/08/1917- Taken on Strength 39th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
12/10/1917- Reported Wounded in Action & Missing in Action Belgium
4.04.1918- Court of Enquiry found soldier to have been Killed in Action at Passchendaele Ridge Belgium.

 

REPORT OF SOLDIER’S DEATH

Informant – PEDLER, Pte. J, 2879 – ” B ” Company 39th Battalion – ” He was of ” D ” Company. On Passchendaele Ridge on 12th October I saw TATE lying dead on the field, killed by a shell. This was when we were retiring off the ground about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. He would not be buried by our men, as we had to retire to our original line. He was killed near Passchendaele Village, close to our objective, which was beyond the village, which we passed through. Christian name Norman. Knew him personally, came over in same Reinforcements from WA, 6th of 39th Battalion “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 55033

Victory MedalĀ  No. 54195

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 343144.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Pemberton War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 131

Menin Gate War Memorial Ieper Belgium.