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James McIntosh Patterson

  • Service number
    • South African 31 AWMM
    • South African 79 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • John MacIntosh Paterson AWMM
    • Patterson AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    South Africa Trooper AWMM
  • War
Portrait of J M Patterson- No known copyright restrictions
Portrait of J M Patterson- No known copyright restrictions AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James McIntosh AWMM
  • Surname
    Patterson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • John MacIntosh Paterson AWMM
    • Patterson AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 31 AWMM
    • South African 79 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South African Inglewood, Kilcoy, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Patterson (wife), Inglewood, Kilcoy, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
      Married, 4 children AWMM
    • Married AWMM
      Married, 7 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Unknown AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    Soldier/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 foot 6.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 7 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Crushed while watering horses AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Enteric fever AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    South Africa Trooper AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Mary. Father of John Fraser Paterson; James William Paterson; Hugh Wishart Paterson; Oma Mary Paterson

    His brother was killed in the 1st Boer War

    Listed at Archives New Zealand as Patterson. Named Patterson on the Nominal Roll. Named John MacIntosh Paterson by BDM on the birth registration for Oma.

    Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure. At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 February 1900 AWMM
    Cape TownRepublic of South Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 22 February 1900 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      900. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
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