George Gibson PATERSON MC, MM

PATERSON, George Gibson

Service Number: 120
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Signal Company
Born: Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, February 1895
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Memorials: Essendon State School No 483 Roll of Honor, Kensington ANA Flemington Branch No69 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 120, Melbourne, Victoria
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 120, 1st Divisional Signal Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 120, 1st Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 120, 1st Divisional Signal Company, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Sep 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Menin Road
17 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Signal Company
29 Sep 1918: Honoured Military Cross, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
2 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Signal Company

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Sapper George Gibson Paterson aged 19, an original despatch rider with the 1st Australian Divisional Signal Company, sitting on his Precision Big Four motorcycle at the Mena House stables. The motorcycle, a vehicle of 4.25 horsepower, was manufactured in Australia by A.G. Healing and Company of 354 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. Paterson later won an MM and an MC in France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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