George Oudney Patterson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: London
  • Service no: 4543
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: London Regiment
  • Unit/Ship: 17th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 15.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longuval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XII.H.18.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Gardener, London County Council
  • Mother:

    Jemima Brough Patterson

  • Father:

    James Patterson

  • Siblings:

    William & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Oudney Patterson

 

George Patterson   4543   London Regiment

DUNDEE SERGEANT IS KILLED

WHILE LEADING AN ATTACK ON THE ENEMY.

Intimation has reached Dundee of the death in action of Sergeant George Patterson, of the London Regiment, the second of three soldier sons of the late Mr James Patterson, who for many years was in the employment of Baxter Bros. & Co., Limited, Dens Works.

An officer states that deceased who was one of the most popular sergeants in the company, was killed instantly by a German bomb while he was leading his men in an attack.  It was mainly owing to the fearlessness which he and others displayed that a strong line was taken and a severe defeat inflicted on the enemy.

Deceased had been at the front for about eighteen months, while his two brothers have been on active service for a similar period.  The eldest brother is Captain William Patterson, for some time attached to a Seaforth battalion as medical officer.  He was wounded fully a year ago at the taking of the Hohenzollern Redoubt, but returned to the front early in the present year.  The youngest brother, John, is also with the R.A.M.C.  Sergeant Patterson, previous to joining the army, was a gardener in the employment of the London County Council.  He was 27 years of age.

Dundee Courier 12th October 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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