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Regimental number3898
Place of birthMount Blackwood Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLancefield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, G Pattinson, Lancefield, Victoria
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in charge of an advanced post near THILLOY on 2nd March, 1917. Under cover of dense fog strong enemy patrol surprised post in rear. Although wounded at the outset this N.C.O. organised a very stubborn resistance which finally drove enemy off, leaving several dead on the ground. As soon as his wounds were dressed he issued orders to his men to prepare for another attack and by his gallant and cool behaviour kept his men well in hand throughtout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 August 1950

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