BATE, Richard Shepperson
General Service Corps, S.A. Forces
Friday, February 16, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Richard Bate died  of wounds inflicted during operations in the Waspik sector of the Maas River front. His Commando had also been ordered to maintain forward positions on the small island of Kapelsche Veer which lies between the River Maas and the River Oudermaas. Both he and Corporal Joseph McKenna had been badly wounded during a river landing and had to be left behind when the patrol withdrew with other casualties. .
 The book "They Did What Was Asked Of Them" author Raymond Mitchell.
- The middle name spelling has been investigated by the CWGC and confirmed correct.
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