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2nd Lieutenant Gavin Kirkland Paterson

Royal Scots Fusiliers
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Gavin Kirkland Paterson grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Alexander and Jessie Paterson of Blairpark, Blair Rd, Coatbridge

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

Buried / Remembered

Old Monkland Cemetery, 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 Gavins 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 Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour

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