J B Bate

James Bernard Bate (d.1966)

Pre World War I Sunbeam race mechanic

1912-1914: Features prominently in images celebrating the 1912 coup de l’Auto Dieppe triumph and in 1914 with Dario Resta in a racing Sunbeam (see photo courtesy of David M Bate)

1914 -1918: World War I – Bisley – motor cycle machine gunners training instructor

1919 – set up a successful haulage business with brother Clarence Bate.