2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery.
Killed in action 12th June 1916, age 25.
Buried at London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Hainut, Belgium.
Former student of engineering.
Herbert, born in 1890 at Runcorn, was the only child of Herbert W. and Annie Tate of Kersal. He was the grand-nephew of the late Sir Henry Tate, Baronet, sugar merchant and philanthropist who established the Tate Gallery in Longon. He was also the great-great-grandson of Vittore Zanetti of the art dealer firm Zanetti and Agnew, Manchester. Educated at Manchester Grammar School and matriculated at London University Herbert entered Manchester University in 1909 to study engineering. Afterwards he was employed by the Manchester Ship Canal before becoming an assistant in his fathers firm Tate and Gordon Ltd., Public Works Contractors.
As a member of the University Officer Training Corps from 1909 to 1914. He was gazetted in October 1914 and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 93rd Brigade C Battery and the 187th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. In December 1914 he was invalided home, returned to the front on 1st May 1916 and was killed six weeks later by a shell while on duty as an observation officer near Ploegsteert.