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Private Alexander Paterson

1st/9th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 51867

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Family Information

Alexanders brother Private John Paterson of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 09/07/1916 (see index). Alexander had another brother serving at the time of his death

Born / Resided

Airdrie / 49 Eglinton St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 01/08/1918

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Labourer / Reservist

Age

33

Buried / Remembered

Raperie British Cemetery, Aisne, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Villemontoire is connected entirely with the victorious advance of the 15th (Scottish) and 34th Divisions, under French leadership, in the period from the 23rd July to the 2nd August 1918. The cemetery was made, after the Armistice, by the concentration of graves from the battlefield and from several smaller burial grounds which had been made by the Burial Officers and units of the two Divisions. There are now over 600, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 100 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to eleven men of the Herefordshire Regiment and one of the Royal Scots who are known or believed to be buried among them.

Additional Information

Alexander was serving in India when war broke out and was later transferred to Egypt then France where he was wounded. On recovery he went to Mesopotamia where he contracted fever and was invalided home. When he returned to action again this brave man was 3 times wounded before being killed on the 01/08/1918. He was decorated with the Dartar Medal in India at the crowning of King George. He is listed as 1ST BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY (10284) on the Memorial. This was his previous Regiment. Also remembered on the Gartsherrie Works Roll of Honour (see photos). Alexander was reburied in Raperie British Cemetery (see photos)

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