Sunday 13 January 2013

Private George Patterson

Born on 29 January 1897 in Prescott, Ontario - brother of Pte. Edward Harvey 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 teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; medium hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 29 January 1916 (number 639467) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.10), France.

(My thanks to an anonymous commentor for 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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,


Anonymous said...

His mother's name was Brittie Miller Patterson, not Drittie. Thank you for this project!

Anonymous said...

His brother Edward Harvey Patterson also served in the 38th and had died from wounds suffered at Vimy Ridge.