Corporal George Patterson

Corporal George Patterson, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in Belgium on 12th June 1915, aged 19,  whilst a member of the machine gun section and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.  He was the son of George and Alice Patterson of 73 Low Greens, Berwick. At that time the Battalion were holding front line trenches near Sanctuary Wood in the Hooge sector and suffered casualties from enemy shelling. Only two months previously he had saved a comrade from drowning whilst bathing the sea at Cambois.

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