|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|School||South Annandale Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||17 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20.8|
|Next of kin||Father, W J Paterson 17 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in 31st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Morlancourt, France|
|Age at death||23.6|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 2), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William John and Grace Helen PATERSON. Native of Annandale, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 April 1916.
Allotted to Bn Machine Gun Section, 2 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1917; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 5 September 1916.
Detached to Lewis Gun School, Le Touquet, 2 December 1916; rejoined unit from detachment, 12 December 1917.
Promoted Corporal, 10 April 1917.
Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 7 July 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 31 July 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 13 August 1917.
Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 August 1917 (venereal disease: gonorrhea), and reverted to Corporal; transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer, 13 August 1917; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 15 August 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 19 September 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 38 days.
Rejoined 53rd Bn, in the field, 26 October 1917.
Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 5 November 1917.
Detached to Brigade Infantry School, 13 January 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment, 25 January 1918.
Detached for duty with 184th Tunnelling Company, 23 March 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment, 28 March 1918.
Detached to Brigade Infantry School as Instructor, 4 June 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment, 14 June 1918.
Killed in action, 30 June 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PATERSON William Henry
Red Cross File No 2100710B