PATTERSON, Archibald Frederick
(Service number 6/527)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Private


Date 29 October 1887 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date 17 August 1914 Age 26 years 10 months
Address at Enlistment Saint Elmo, Wai-iti Road, Timaru, New Zealand
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John James Patterson (father), Dannevirke, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

29 May 1915 - Gallaipoli - Wounded near Quinn's Post; died of his woundsa the following day at the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station

Post-war Occupations


Date 30 May 1915 Age 27
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Beach Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Memorial Reference I. J. 19.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Archibald Feederick Patterson, known as Fred, was the son of John James and L. Patterson, of Queen St., Dannevirke.

When he enlisted in 1914 he gave his address as St Elmo, Wai-iti Road, Timaru. His brother's address was 31 Wai-iti Road. Archibald was wounded on 29 May 1915 at Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, and died the following day.

Fred's younger brother William Patterson enlisted in the NZ Medical Corps


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 Dec 2013]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20799428; SCRoll web submission by R Patterson, 2 August 2020

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Researched and Written by

John Sutherland, SC branch NZSG; Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum

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