James Whyte Paterson

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Whyte
Last Name: 
Paterson
Alternate Spelling: 
White/ Whaite
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, June 11, 1891
Mother's Name: 
May/ Mary Paterson
Father's Name: 
Robert Paterson
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, February 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, June 20, 1954
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

James Paterson (Service No 961) was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. 

At enlistment James was single, 25 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Scarborough, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 18th Battalion, C Company on 25th June 1915.

The battalion arrived at Gallipoli on 22nd August 1915 and were sent from the beach to Hill 60 for the last battle of the August campaign.  18th Battalion suffered 50% casualties, one of whom was James.  He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to the head.

He was repatriated to Australia in November 1915 and discharged medically unfit from the AIF on 24th March 1916.

On 26th January 1917 he married Elizabeth Robertson at Bulli, N.S.W. and they raised 7 children.

James died in Campsie, Sydney, in 1954.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PATERSON JAMES WHYTE

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