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Walter Lorne PATTISON

Regimental number4267
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street Model Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoal lumper
Address68 Princess Street, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs D Pattison, 68 Princess Street, Miller's Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

'Cool and gallant conduct in supplying rations under heavy shell fire.' (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 18 November 1917

FateKilled in Action 4 May 1916
Place of death or woundingLe Peuplier
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialLe Peuplier Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 4), Caestre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Bridget PATTISON; husband of Daisy PATTISON, 68 Princes Street, Dawes Point, Sydney

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during the operations near ZONNEBEKE, East of YPRES. On the morning of 7th November, while the Bn. transport was conveying rations to Bn. Headquarters it was subjected to heavy shell fire, which caused severe casualties both in men and horses and consequent disorganisation. L/Cpl. PATTISON, although wounded, collected a number of the animals took them forward and delivered the rations, enemy shelling being heavy the whole time. Had it not been for this N.C.O.'s cool and gallant conduct, the Bn. in the line would have been without rations for 24 hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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