Private Alexander Patterson

Private Alexander Patterson, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. ( Probably should be 6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers ) He was killed in action in France on 3rd May 1917 during the Battle of Arras, aged 30. He was the brother of George S. Patterson of Northfield, St Abbs, Berwickshire and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. He fell in the disastrous night attack on “Greenland Hill” where three companies of the Battalion penetrated far into the German lines and were cut off. Casualties were very heavy and losses amounted to 413 All Ranks and 10 Officers

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