Thom's Irish Who's Who/Tate, Major Sir Robert William


TATE, Major Sir Robert William, K.B.E., cr. 1920; C.B.E. (Mil.) 1919, M.A.; Fellow since 1908 and Tutor, Trinity College, Dublin; Public Orator in the University of Dublin since 1914. Educ.: Shrewsbury School (First Open Scholarship, 1887: Head Boy, 1889-91); St. John's College, Cambridge (Open Scholarship in Classics 1891), Wright's Prizeman, 1892; First Class (Div. 2) in the Classical Tripos, Part I., 1894; First Class (Sec. A) in the Classical Tripos, Part II., 1895; Senior Classical Master St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, 1896-1903; M.A. Cambridge, 1898; M.A. (ad eundem), Dublin. 1903; Fellowship Prize, Trinity College, Dublin, 1906; the Madden Prize, Trinity College, Dublin, 1907: Fellowship, 1908: founded and organised Dublin University Contingent O.T.C. 1910; 2nd Lieutenant T.F. (unattached list), 1910: Major, 1912; First Class Military Interpreter in French, Jan., 1913; in German, Jan., 1914; on both occasions first on the list; commanded D.U.O.T.C, 1910-1922, also Officers' School of Instruction attached thereto, 1914-16. Recns.: study of modern languages, travelling. fishing; b. August 27th, 1872: only son of late Rev. Richard Tate. Rector of Roseinver, Co. Leitrim, and Elizabeth, youngest dau. of the late Rev. William Ashe; m. 1917, Raby Georgina, dau. of the late William Clarke, Dublin, and widow of the late C. J. Lowry: no children. Address: 34 Trinity College, Dublin. Club: The University, Dublin.