Regimental number3605
Place of birthManchester, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
Address81 Stafford Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 4.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lucy May Pattison, 81 Stafford Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in China with the British Navy for 4 years; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He had brother killed in France belonging to English Forces.'
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Anthony and Martha PATTISON; husband of Lucy PATTISON, 78 Kent Street, Richmond, Victoria. Native of Manchester, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Deserted at Colombo, Ceylon, 24 January 1916.

Taken on strength, 24th Bn, Zeitoun, 14 March 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Found guilty, Duntroon Plateau, 11 May 1916, of (1) neglecting to obey an order given by an Officer; (2) insubordinate conduct on parade: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, Moascar, 16 June 1916, of disoebying a lawful command given by his superior officer in that he refused to dig sand out of a pit when ordered to do so by an NCO: awrded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 12 June 1916, of charge of while on Active Service being absent without leave in that he at Moascar while a defaulter absented himself from all defaulters' parades on 6-7 June and from ordinary Company parades at 0630 & 1600 on 7 June: awarded 59 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 5 August 1916, reported 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2110207: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 3329 Pte E. JUDD, B Company, 60th Bn, 28 February 1917: 'He was killed at Fleurbaix on 19th. July. I saw his dead body lying out in No Man's Land. His disc was brought in. I saw it. He was an awful fine fellow, one of the best. He had very bad luck in the Bn. and was crimed for many things he had nothing to do with.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PATTISON Henry
Red Cross File No 2110207