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Walter William PATERSON

Regimental number337
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressGlenlena, Springwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 11"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Paterson, Glenlena, Springwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 4 months in NSW Lancers, South Africa.
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 August 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 20 June 1915 (rheumatism and gonorrhoea); transferred to hospital, Helipolis, 7 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia, 31 August 1915 (reason: 'suffering from venereal disease'); disembarked Melbourne, 25 September 1915.

Transferred to Broadmeadows, 5 November 1915.

Listed as 'illegally absent'.

Forfeited eligibility for war medals.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 35200 Walter Paterson BRUCE for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PATERSON Walter William

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