Sunday 13 January 2013

Private Edward Harvey Patterson

Born on 15 September 1893 in Prescott, Ontario - brother of Pte. George Patterson, 38th Battalion, CEF - son of Mrs. Brittie Miller Patterson, Prescott, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Prescott, Ontario; trade as carpenter; single; no current military service; previously served with the 56th Regiment Lisgar Rifles (one year); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 11 October 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 1 August 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave IX.E.11), France.

(My thanks to the anonymous commentor for the additional information on Pte Patterson).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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