William Frederick George Neate
6th Royal Berkshire Regt.
William Neate was the husband of Jessie Neate of 2, Red Lion Cottages, Harrow. He had three children Albert, William and Lilian. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Neate. Access to Ancestry UK indicates a detailed set of service records including his original attestation papers when he enlisted at the age of 18 years in 1889. At that time he gave his trade as a baker. He served in Malta, Burmuda and Halifax Nova Scotia.
William Neate was born in Stoke Row, Oxfordshire. He served 12 years in the Royal Berkshire Regiment and was then part of the National Reserve force. In civilian life he held a number of labouring positions. On 24 August 1914 he attested for war special service, he was four days short of his 42 birthday. On 9 September he wastransferred to the 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment and on 25 July 1915 the unit was post to France. He was discharged from the army on 17 August 1916 as no longer fit for war service.
He died on 21st February 1919 aged 47 years. The circumstance of the death of William Neate are not known.
His grave number is 21. 4661 and is marked with a CWGC war pattern headstone.