John Joseph Pattinson

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Pattinson
Mother's Name: 
Jane Pattinson
Father's Name: 
John Pattinson
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, January 8, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, August 30, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

John Pattinson (Service No 5159) was born in England around 1894.

John enlisted when he was 22 years old and  living in Corrimal, N.S.W.  He was single and worked as a coal miner.

John embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria with 16th Reinforcements, 13th Battalion on 31st March 1916.  After arriving in Egypt, John was sent to France to join 4th Division Headquarters, arriving  on 8th June 1916. 

Initially thought to be wounded & missing, it was later established that John had been killed during fighting on 30th August 1916.

He is buried in Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France: Plot VII, Row L, Grave 11.

John's brother Robert also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PATTINSON JOHN JOSEPH

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