PATERSON, Albert Victor
(Service number 74403)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 1 July 1890 Place of Birth Hazelburn, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Seadown, South Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. PATERSON (father), Seadown, Canterbury
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 41st Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 11 October 1918
Transport Moeraki. Transhipped to Malta at Sydney
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

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

Post-war Occupations



Date 22 March 1980 Age 89 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 275, Plot 925
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert Victor Paterson was born on 1 July 1890 at Hazelburn, South Canterbury, the fourth 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. A. V. Paterson was in quite a large draft of men who went into camp at the beginning of March 1918 as South Canterbury’s quota for the 39th Reinforcements. Before leaving the men were given a brief farewell at the Drill Shed. Albert married Elspeth Jane Ross in 1928. His brother, James Hamilton Patersons, also enlisted for service.


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]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [05 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 2 March 1918 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016]

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