This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Alexander M. Paterson
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 120798
- Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Class
- Awards: Military Medal
- Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
- Unit/Ship: 11th Squadron
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 28.01.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquion
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Mem 4
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Lanark
- Address: 48 Constable St, Dundee
Helen Adam Thomson (formally Paterson) 2240 Elander Drive, Cleveland Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
More about Alexander M. Paterson
Son of Dand Paterson of Dundee.
Corporal A. Paterson, MM., second air mechanic, R.A.F., was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Patterson, 48 Constable Street, Dundee. He was serving with the R.G.A., in India on the outbreak of war, and was transferred to the R.A.F., with which he went through the Dardanelles campaign, winning the Military Medal. Joining the Flying Corps at a later stage, he was reported missing on January 28 last, and is now officially posted as having been killed on a flight across the German lines. He was 23 years of age.
Dundee Courier 17th June 1918
Alexander was killed in action, he was an observer on board a Bristol F2B A7288.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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