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Robertson McKay Paterson

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Portrait from Weekly News; 12 January 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from Weekly News; 12 January 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robertson McKay AWMM
  • Surname
    Paterson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 73817 AWMM
    • 30056 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 February 1918 AWMM GlasgowScotland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Military Camp, Trentham, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Military Camp, Trentham, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr W.G. Paterson (father), 90 Lincoln Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Jayforce Mrs H.P. Paterson (wife), Flat 14, McLean Flats, The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served in WWII, 1942-45.

    Served with J Force in Japan, 1946.

    Promoted to Lt Colonel and served as Commanding Officer (CO) of 16 Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery, Korea, March 1952 - February 1953.

    Appointed Military Secretary, 1955.

    Served as Secretary for New Zealand Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1958-60.

    Promoted to Brigadier and served as Commander of Fiji Military Forces, 1960-62.

    Appointed Head of New Zealand Defence Liaison Staff, Australia, 1968.

    Promoted to Major General, 1972. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    19 July 1972 AWMM
    Age 54 AWMM
    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

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Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 8 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1942 to 30th June, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 8: WW2 34 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 102 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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