1893 Oct 1. Born Wandsworth, London
1901 census at Ark Cottage, Blaxhall, Suffolk
1911 census at 518 Stretford Road Old Trafford, Lancs
1914 Oct Lands in France
1918 Sep 7. Gazetted 2nd Lt. R. Highrs.—Douglas William Gate. He was later gazetted out. Black Watch. Temp. 2nd Lt., and retain the rank of 2nd. D. W. Gate.
1920 Sep 10 Joined ADRIC with service no 531. Posted to D Coy.
1920 Oct 8. Promoted Section Leader
1921 Aug 13 to 10 Sep on Leave
1922 Jan 20. discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1938 Oct/Dec Married in Hull to Marjorie Sylvester
1939 Living at 3 Eppleworth Road , Haltemprice U.D., Yorkshire. He is an Assistant Tannery Sales Manager
1941 Oct 1. Hull Daily Mail reports that he takes over as CO of Cottingham Home Guard
1944 Dec 11. CO of Cottingham Home Guard. Farewell speech
1965 Jan 31. Died Hull age 71