Tugela Heights, Wepener, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek, Wittebergen
King’s South Africa
South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Relief of Pekin
1914 Star and Bar
Royal Humane Society in bronze
France, Légion d’Honneur
Belgium, Order of Leopold with Swords
France, Medaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with Palm, Belgium
Croix de Guerre, Russia
Cross of St George, in silver
The Atbara, France
Ministry of the Interior’s Medal for Acts of Self Sacrifice
Ministry of War’s Medal for Self Sacrifice in Epidemics.
Born 1865 Scarborough, England
Died 1951 England
Collier-Gates was born in Scarborough in 1865. He qualified as a doctor but throughout his long life was constantly attracted by the military life, serving in many different capacities and in many parts of the world. He saw service as a trooper in the Mounties, as a Sergeant in the Bulawayo Field Force during the Matabele Rising, in Remington’s Scouts and late Lord Strathcona’s Horse during the Boer War, as well as serving as an army doctor in the Sudan and during the Relief of Pekin.
At the outbreak of the Great War, although now nearly 50 years old, he left medicine once again and joined the Royal Flying Corps where he trained as a pilot. Following the Great War he joined the Legion of Frontiersmen.
Behobeho East Africa 1915 - 1917 Nyangao Kilimanjaro Great War 1917 Belgium 1914 -18