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Albert Victor PATERSON

Regimental number2070
Date of birth--/07/1897
Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
AddressParramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Rev. John Paterson, 'The Manse,' Parramatta, New South Wales
Previous military service20th Infantry
Enlistment date17 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 47th Battalion
Promotion date: 8 February 1917


Unit: 46th Battalion
Promotion date: 11 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'At POZIERES while in charge of a patrol in No Man's Land on two consecutive nights by his coolness and intelligence he carried out work of value to his Unit, on 11th/12th August, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: [2071] 2nd Lt Fairlie Alexander PATERSON, 47th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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