John (Jock) Patterson

Unsaved ProjectName   John (Jock) Patterson

Number    Private 4494

Battalion      24th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Mirboo 

Next of Kin   His mother Mary Ann Patterson of “Burn Bank” Mirboo P O. later 64 Spring St Preston

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 25/11/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 20 years 1 month,

5’8 ½ ”, 161 pounds, blue eyes and light brown hair

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He went missing in action at Mouquet Farm 25/8/1916

Location of grave or memorial His remains were not found and his name was inscribed on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived in Mirboo and is related to the Russell family of Leongatha. His cousin Alan Russell died of wounds received at Fromelle

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 25/11/15 He Enlisted in Melbourne
  • He was in the 24th Battalion 11th reinforcement
  • 21/3/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Malwa
  • 27/7/16 He moved from the 6th training battalion to France from Rollestone
  • 5/8/16 He was taken on strength to the 2nd Australian Division at Etaples
  • 25/8/16 He was killed in action
  • He had a Perpetual Insurance Policy
  • 21/3/1923 His mother received his war medals and Victory medal
  • He has a National Mutual Life Policy
  • Mr. Sutherland Solicitor of Leongatha wrote for a death certificate
  • There is a letter stating that :-

“ Failing the ultimate recovery and identification of the remains of the soldier his name will be inscribed on the Australian Memorial to the missing to be erected in the military cemetery at Villers Bretonneux situated 2 ½ miles south south east of Corbie”

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