Steven Francis PATERSON

PATERSON, Steven Francis

Service Number: 5411720
Enlisted: 16 December 1968
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
Born: Subiaco, Western Australia, 24 January 1949
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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Vietnam War Service

16 Dec 1968: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
16 Dec 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 5411720, 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit
16 Dec 1968: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 5411720
16 Dec 1968: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
3 Feb 1969: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
4 Feb 1969: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
4 Feb 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 5411720, 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR)
4 Feb 1969: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
13 May 1969: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
14 May 1969: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
14 May 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 5411720, HQ 1st Australian Task Force, Vietnam
14 May 1969: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
8 Jun 1969: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
9 Jun 1969: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
9 Jun 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN 5411720, 9th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR)
9 Jun 1969: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720
5 Dec 1969: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 5411720

A Recollection of Pte Steve Paterson

Corporal Jim Riddle was the de facto platoon commander of the 2nd D&E Platoon.
This was his recollection of Pte Steve Paterson during 'watermanship training' on the swamps near Baria in early May, 1969:

'... “I do recall that bit of water training on the Delta... That's where I recall Steve Patterson trying to do a deal with the local ARVN.  I asked him to organise something illegal ‘cos he was a sort of 'fixer and collector’....

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