Donald Paul Patterson

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 19 December 1891, Māhakipawa, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Died 4 December 1918, Palmerston North
  • Last rank Farrier/Driver
  • Service number 31057
  • Served In New Zealand Veterinary Corps, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 22nd Reinforcements, New Zealand Army Service Corps
  • Next of Kin Mrs D.P. Patterson (wife), Picton
  • Pre-war occupation Self-employed Farrier
  • ReligionRoman Catholic
  • Enlisted22 August 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 76, Aparima, departed 16 February 1917, Wellington, disembarked 2 May 1917, Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917
  • Periods of service205 days in New Zealand and 325 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of one year and 165 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Ruahine, 6 January 1918
  • Discharged3 February 1918, no longer physically fit for service, pre-enlisted disability aggravated by active service
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal

Died after discharge from the New Zealand Expeditionary Force from wounds inflicted while on active service. Medals sent to Mrs Flora Anderson (formally Patterson) (mother) Māhakipawa, Marlborough, New Zealand.

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