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Private John Paterson

2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 12965

John Paterson grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Husband of Margaret Paterson of 20a1 Whittington St, Coatbridge. Father of 4 children. Johns brother Private Alexander Paterson of the 1st/9th Battalion Royal Scots was Killed in Action on the 01/08/1918 (see index). Another brother also served.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 20a1 Whittington St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 09/07/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge 14/08/1914

Employed

North British Iron Works

Age

41

Buried / Remembered

Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The area was used by Dressing Stations during the greater part of the War, and the cemetery was begun by French troops in June 1915, and carried on by British Field Ambulances from March 1916 to April 1918. The 335 French and 19 German graves were removed after the Armistice to other cemeteries. There are now over 100, 1914-18 casualties and one 1939-45 war casualty commemorated in this site.

Additional Information

Johns grave inscription reads " LION-HEARTED HE DIED A HERO "

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping

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