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  cap badge2nd Lieutenant Gavin Kirkland Paterson

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Alexander Paterson (03/07/1851-01/05/1923) and Jessie Fleming Morton Paterson (1852-21/03/1928) of Blairpark, Blair Rd, Coatbridge. From the 1901 Census - Address - Summerhill House, Row, Dumbartonshire - Alex Paterson aged 49, Jessie F M Kirkland Paterson aged 49, Christina Ann Paterson aged 28, Katherine W Paterson aged 19, Jessie F M Paterson aged 17, Robert Paterson aged 16, Helen W Paterson aged 13, Annie S K Paterson aged 11, Gavin K Paterson aged 7, James K K Paterson aged 8 months, servants Margaret Wilson McFarland aged 23, Catherine Smith Crawford aged 31. Other Family information - Alexander Paterson (18/11/1876-17/01/1963), Christina Ann Stuart Kirkland Paterson (29/09/1878-11/07/1944), John Kirkland Paterson (13/04/1880-12/02/1955), Catherine Neilson Paterson (07/09/1881-07/09/1978), Jessie Fleming Morton Kirkland Paterson (03/04/1883-29/03/1958), Robert Paterson (26/09/1884- ), James Knox Kirkland Paterson (04/04/1886-04/10/1954), Ellen (Helen) Wilson Paterson (11/02/1888- ), Annie Stuart Kirkland Johnston Paterson (24/08/1889-07/01/1974), Gavin Kirkland Paterson (19/08/1893-21/01/1915).

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / Blairpark, Blair Rd, Coatbridge

Died

Died 21/01/1915 of acute pneumonia in Hospital in Newcastle

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1914

Employed

In his fathers Grocery business, Main St, Coatbridge

Age

21 / DOB - 19/08/1893

Buried / Remembered

Old Monkland Cemetery (A. 4), Coatbridge

Cemetery / Memorial Information

This Cemetery contains 33 First World War graves and 44 from the Second World War.

Additional Information

Gavin died of acute pneumonia at Armstrong College Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne whilst under training for the front. He enlisted in the Black Watch but was transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers as 2nd Lieutenant. His body was taken from the Hospital to Newcastle Train Station accompanied by his comrades and arrived at his home in Blairpark for burial in Old Monkland Cemetery. See Newspaper clippings for lots more details of tributes and of Gavin's funeral. Gavin is listed as ROYAL SCOTS on the Memorial. Also remembered on the Drumpellier Cricket Club and Dundyvan Parish Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos) and in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Gavin's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 6, the Family Plot, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report, Old Monkland Cemetery, Gavin's previous Regiment the Black Watch Cap Badge and the Royal Scots Fusiliers Cap Badge.

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