PATERSON, James Hamilton
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|Date||14 December 1894||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Te Manuiri, Waipawa|
|Previous Military Experience||Territorials - still serving|
|Next of Kin||John PATERSON (father), Seadown, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||13 November 1967||Age||72 years|
|Place of Death||Wanganui|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated Wanganui; ashes interred Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui|
|Memorial Reference||Rose D41|
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James Hamilton Paterson was born on 14 December 1894 at Timaru, the youngest son of John and Margaret (née Hamilton) Paterson, both from Scotland. He was educated at various schools in south Canterbury – Hazelburn, Pleasant Point, Temuka and Seadown. While working as a farm hand at Te Manuiri, Waipawa, in 1917, his name was drawn in the ballot and he was called up. On his father’s appeal, he was allowed an extension of time. James did enlist and served in New Zealand for one year and 36 days. He married Jessie Amelia Campbell on 11 June 1919 at Waipawa, Hawke’s Bay. His brother, Albert Victor Patersons, served overseas.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 August 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 August 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [04 August 2020]; Wanganui Cremations record & Aramoho Cemetery headstone image [06 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 8 November 1917 (Papers Past) [06 August 2020]
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