Edward Hunt PATEN

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PATEN, Edward Hunt

Service Numbers: 5101, 5101A
Enlisted: 13 December 1915, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 1897
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Boys Grammar School, Queensland
Occupation: Jackaroo
Died: Killed in Action, Ploegsteert, Belgium, 15 July 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), The Gap War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5101, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Brisbane
4 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5101, 25th Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5101, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
23 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 49th Infantry Battalion, In the England
15 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 31st Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 25th Battalion to the 31st Battalion in the field Letter 'A' now added to his number making it 5101A
26 Oct 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 5101A, 31st Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the shoulder and evacuated to England on 2 November 1916
22 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 49th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 31st Battalion to the 49th Battalion in the field
15 Jul 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 5101A, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Jesse and Eliza Hunt Paten of 'Walton', Ashgrove, Brisbane, QLD; brother of Sister Eunice Muriel Paten who served with the Royal Red Cross and Sister Pearl Paten who served with the Australian Army Nursing Service

Medals; British War Medal, Victory Medal

Prior to enlistment he had served with the Citizen Military Forces