The AIF Project

James PATERSON

Regimental number20994
Place of birthDalby Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTailor
AddressMathieson Street, Dalby, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J Paterson, Mathieson Street, Dalby, Queensland
Previous military service11th Infantry
Enlistment date27 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentGNR (A/BDR)
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 34th Battery
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36(a)/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At ZONNEBEKE on the 9th October 1917, Gunner PATERSON was telephonist to the F.O.O. and accompanied him throughout the entire Operation, at all times showing a most courageous disposition and an utter disregard for personal safety. Telephonic communication was maintained with Group under mos trying circumstances including very heavy enemy barrages, and valuable information transmitted. This man's work was of a very high order and I strongly recommend him for award.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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