Cecil Norman PATTERSON MC

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PATTERSON, Cecil Norman

Service Number: 1730
Enlisted: 4 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, August 1894
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Rhynie Public School
Occupation: Clerk (South Australian Railways)
Died: Killed in Action, Mont St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Dublin Memorial Kindergarten Hall, Dublin WW1 & WW2 Roll of Honor, Dublin War Memorial, Port Adelaide S.A.R. Office Staff Roll of Honor, Rhynie School Roll of Honour, Riverton Pictorial Honour Board, Riverton Rhynie Pictorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1730, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1730, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1730, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Husband of Ines Evelyn Patterson, of Bakewell Rd., St. Peters, South Australia.

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded, he continued with his company during an attack upon enemy trenches, refusing to leave until ordered to do so by his Commanding Officer. His devotion and courage were very great factors in the excellent work performed by his company during the night.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

The Rev W. H. Robinson received word from the military on Tuesday afternoon of the death of Second-Lieut. C. N. Patterson, Military Cross, who was killed in action on September 1st. He was the husband of Nurse Patterson, who was District Trained Nurse in Moonta until recently. Although Mrs Patterson had left Moonta Mr Robinson obtained her address in Kent, Town and telephoned to the Rev Carroll Myers asking him to break the sad news to Mrs Patterson.

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