PATERSON, James Hamilton
(Service number N/N)

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Date 14 December 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Te Manuiri, Waipawa
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience Territorials - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John PATERSON (father), Seadown, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Body on Embarkation
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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