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Ronald Easton PATTEN

Regimental number3561
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Place of birthRedfern, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool classer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Patten, Liverpool Road, Croydon
Enlistment date2 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 8 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 2 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Rollbrigade Am Col
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of paricarditis rheumatism in the County of London War Hospital, Epsom, Surrey, England.
FateDied of disease 4 November 1915
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialEpsom Cemetery (Row K, Grave No. 325), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary Caroline PATTEN, "Tarawinaba", Liverpool Road, Croydon, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsA younger brother Lieut W F Patten DCM Australian Flying Corps.

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