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Regimental number4256
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Address7 Dimbolla Street, Kensington, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 2.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Dickson Paterson, 7 Dimbolla Street, Kensington, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Isabella PATERSON
Discharge date11 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 4th Pioneer Bn, Serapeum, 16 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916

Wounded in action, 3 August 1916, and admitted to No 14 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (shrapnel wound, right leg); transferred to No 23 Ambulance Train, 4 August 1916; to No 4 General Hospital, Camiers, 4 August 1916; to England, 7 August 1916; to No 2 Northern General Hospital, Leeds; to General Infirmary, Leeds, 11 September 1916.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs 13 February 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 5 June 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit), 11 July 1917.

Total war service: 1 year 196 days (of which 1 year 70 days was abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 August 1923
Age at death48
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 5, Grave No. West 3), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, PATERSON John

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