Lt Harcourt Reginald Gates RFC


1896 Jun 10. Born Walsingham, Norfolk

1898 Oct. Arrives in UK from Montreal with his mother (not father)

1901 census at Southwark St George the Martyr, London

1911 census at 92 Heath Rd, Norwich

He became an Apprentice Chemist at Boots in Nottingham

1917 Apr 13 Cadets to be 2nd Lt. RFC. Harcourt Reginald Gates

1917 Jul 26. RFC. Temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.), Gen. List, and to be confirmed in their rank: — H. R. Gates

1918 Jul/Sep Married in Knarsborough, Yorks to Phyllis M E Cooke

1919 Apr 26 Transferred to unemployed list.

1920 Oct 13. Joined ADRIC with service no 714. Posted to G Coy

1921 May 28 to 13 Jun on Leave

1921 Jul 16 to 30 Jul on Leave

1921 Oct 25. Michael Brooks. a 48 year old farmer was found dead under his cart. The ADRIC lorries were some of the traffic that passed him, and so gave evidence at the inquest. There is no suggestion that this is anything other than an accident. Included in the G Coy men who witnessed the cart en route are DI1 HSL Hemming , S/Leader HR Gates, S/Leader FJ Lazell , T/Const W Mudge

1921 Oct 26 . A witness to the Corofin shooting

1922 Feb 3, Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

The IRA clearly kept tabs on him - from an IRA Intelligence Report in Collins Papers

1939 Register. Living at 33C Thorpe Road , Norwich . He is a Chemist's Assistant,and is with wife Phyllis M E Gates

1984 Feb 22. Died Norfolk