Born in West Bromwich circa 1895.
Wally Bate spent just a few months at Molineux having been signed from Scottish club Dumbarton. Wally is one of only a hand full of players to scorer in their first four appearances. Wally returned to non-league football early in 1920. Bate also scored in his last appearance for the club, for the Reserves at home to Wednesbury Old Athletic on 17 January 1920.
Football League: Appearances 11, Goals 5.
Debut: Leicester City (a) 30/8/19.
Debut: Stafford Rangers (a) Staffordshire Cup 22/10/19.