|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Address||7 Dimbolla Street, Kensington, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||41|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Margaret Dickson Paterson, 7 Dimbolla Street, Kensington, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Isabella PATERSON|
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 death|
|Age at death||48|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (Row 5, Grave No. West 3), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PATERSON John|