PATERSON, James Richards
(Service number 17438)

Aliases James Richard PATERSON used in military records
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 15 June 1895 Place of Birth Beaconsfield

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. PATERSON (father), Otaio, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Forces
Date 5 October 1916
Transport Manuka
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date *1985 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Richards was the son of John and Eliza Grace (née Richards) Paterson, and a brother of Henry Richards Paterson. he was educated variously at Pareora West, Otaio and Esk Valley schools.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 October 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs);School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [03 October 2017]

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