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David Paterson

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David AWMM
  • Surname
    Paterson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11/596 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 May 1891 AWMM InglewoodTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 12 August 1914 AWMM Tarata, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Robert Paterson, Sen. (father), Tarata, via Inglewood, New Zealand AWMM
    • Robert Paterson, sen. (father), Tarata, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/596 AWMM
  • Military service
    Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 1/4 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      145 1/2 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark Brown AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • David was the first person to enlist in Tarata. He served in Gallipoli and then returned to NZ. He went back to war, leaving for France with the 34th Mounted Reinforcements. Brothers Willie and Dugald also served overseas.

    A stained glass window was erected in the Tarata Presbyterian Church in memory of David. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 567 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      74: 13 AWMM
    • Taranaki Budget AWMM
      Taranaki Budget, 23.10.15 : Has a letter from Sgt David Paterson on active service. AWMM
    • Andrews, T. (1967). "Kiwi trooper" : the story of Queen Alexandra's Own. Wanganui, N.Z.: Wanganui Chronicle. AWMM
      Kiwi Trooper : The story of Queen Alexandra's Own' by Ted Andrews has details of his death on P.172. AWMM
    • Wilkie, A.H. (1924). Official War History of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment 1914 - 1919. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
      p. 206. AWMM
    • The horse marines : a chronicle of their voyage on H.M.N.Z.T.98 T.S.S. Tofua, Nov. 13 to Dec. 21, 1917. Editor, Tpr. J.A. Kyd; sub-editor, Sgt. G.B. Young. AWMM

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