John James Patterson

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

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.

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


I have just self published a book called Uncle Jack's Great War 1914-1919, as part of my family history project. John James Patterson was my great uncle. He was born in Cooma in 1880, and moved to the Illawarra in 1881or 1882. He lived at Port Kembla and died in 1966. He was wounded by shrapnel in the neck on the 22.05.1918. He was married twice. His first wife was Mary Lough. Uncle Jack and Mary were married in 1906 and Mary died in that year. He married Florence Jackson in 1928.

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