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  • 13396 L/Cpl William Arthur Patterson died of wounds sustained on Gallipoli and is buried in East Mudros Cemtery, Lemnos,  grave III. A. 26. Photo courtesy of Maurice Stokes.
Person Details
Hackney Middlesex
He was the son of William and Eliza Patterson and the brother of Helen Patterson. In 1911 they lived at 61 Bruce Grove Nottingham. William's personal effects were sent to Mrs Ellen Key, 30 Queens Road, Nottingham.
Tram Car Conductor
09 Oct 1915
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626443 - CWGC Website
13396
Enlisted Derby
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
William Arthur Patterson enlisted on 26 August 1914 and was 29 years 9 months old. After training the battalion left for Gallipoli on 1 July 1915. William survived the two attacks made by the battalion in August when half of the battalion became casualties and settled in to trench warfare. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 26 September 1915. Colonel Scothern called it ' exciting and dangerous work both here (Green Lane) and Essex Ravine'. William was wounded (probably sniper) on Sunday 6 October 1915, receiving a gunshot wound which penetrated the thorax. He was moved to the 26th Casualty Clearing Station and after treatment was transferred to the Hospital Ship Karaparra which sailed for Lemnos. A cable was sent on 16 October 1915 from Lemnos to the records office in UK stating - "9/10/15, died of wounds received in action (GSW penetrating thorax) on board H.S. Karaparra and buried at sea" However, he has a grave at East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos (grave ref III.A.26) John Morse
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 21 October 1915: 'Patterson. Died of wounds October 9th, Private W Patterson, 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters. Son of William Patterson.'
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  • 13396 L/Cpl William Arthur Patterson died of wounds sustained on Gallipoli and is buried in East Mudros Cemtery, Lemnos,  grave III. A. 26. Photo courtesy of Maurice Stokes.
    William Arthur Patterson grave - 13396 L/Cpl William Arthur Patterson died of wounds sustained on Gallipoli and is buried in East Mudros Cemtery, Lemnos, grave III. A. 26. Photo courtesy of Maurice Stokes.
  • Photograph from Nottingham Evening Post, 16 November 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy, Facebook Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    William Arthur Patterson - Photograph from Nottingham Evening Post, 16 November 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy, Facebook Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.