Colonel A. L. F. Bate

Regiment: Army Medical Service
Date published: 28/07/1916
Killed in action: No
Information: Colonel A. L. F. Bate, A.M.S., is a Dublin man, having obtained his qualifications through the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. He entered the Army in 1886, attaining the rank of Major in 1899, Lieut. Colonel in 1906, and Colonel in 1916. He served in the Sikkim Expedition in 1888, and in India 13 years altogether. He also served in South Africa, 1899-1902, as S.M.O. in Zululand; took part in the operations in Natal (relief of Ladysmith); was secretary and registrar to the P.M.O. at Pietermaritzburg, and O.C. at Machadodorp. He holds the Queen's Medal and two clasps, also the King's Medal and two clasps, and has served throughout the present war, being mentioned in despatches by Sir John French and Sir Douglas Haig. The now famous sanatorium established by Col. Bate close behind the lines has done much for our armies, and on a recent visit of inspection Mr. Asquith was very enthusiastic in his praise of Colonel Bate for the excellence of the arrangements. Some idea of the splendid work of the institution may be gathered from the fact that since December last 13,000 patients have passed through its hospitable doors. Colonel Bate is a brother of Mr. A.L. Bate, Eden Park, Kingstown.