Alexander M. Paterson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 120798
  • Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Class
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  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lanark
  • Address: 48 Constable St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
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  • Father:
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  • Spouse:

    Helen Adam Thomson (formally Paterson) 2240 Elander Drive, Cleveland Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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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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