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Name: John Joseph PATTINSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Pte Initials: J J Service No.: 5159
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 22
Unit: 13th Bn Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: New South Wales, Australia.
Place of Residence: Bellambi, New South Wales, Australia.
Home Address: Russell Vale, Bellambi, New South Wales, Australia.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner (formerly at Clara Vale Colliery).
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Wednesday 30th August 1916
Place of Death: Mouquet Farm, Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916.
Locally Commemorated: No
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Regina Trench Cemetary, Grandcourt, Somme, France VII.L.11
Decoration and Medals: 1914-15 Star. War Medal. Victory Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of John Pattinson, of Russell Vale, Bellambi, New South Wales, Australia. John Pattinson's last known address was c/o Mrs Potts, Waitara Parade, Hurstville Grove, Hurstville, New South Wales.
Notes : John Joseph's brother, Robert, also served with the Australians, with the 3rd Infantry Bn. His unit had embarked from Sidney, New South Wales, 11th February, 1915 to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, Turkey. He was admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds, right side, sustained whilst in action at Gallipoli. He was transferred to Malta Military Hospital, where he made a good recovery. His unit then joined the British Expeditionary Force in France, 31st March 1916. Robert was awarded the Military Medal for displaying bravery in collecting wounded comrades under fire at Pozieres, France, 26th July, 1916. Robert returned to Australia in March, 1918 after being medically discharged.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of honour Register. National Archives of Australia.
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