John James Patterson

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Patterson
Mother's Name: 
Johanna Patterson nee McCarthy
Father's Name: 
John Patterson
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, April 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
54th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, N.S.W.
Details: 

John Patterson (Service No 2202) was born in Cooma, N.S.W. in 1880.

John enlisted in Port Kembla, N.S.W., at the age of 36, when he was single, and worked as a fireman.

John embarked from Sydney on HMAT A42 Boorara with 54th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement on 19th August 1916. 

After the troops arrived in England on 13th October 1916, John joined the battalion in France on 24th December 1916.  He saw service on the Western Front until he wounded in action on 22nd May 1918. Details of John's injury are not stated in his NAA papers.  He returned to duty on 29th May 1918.

John was returned to Australia in June 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on 4th September 1918.

John died in Wollongong in 1966.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PATTERSON JOHN JAMES (SERN incorrectly recorded as 2022 on cover sheet)

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