Private Ross Patterson

Private Ross Patterson. 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry Forces. He was killed in action in France on 11th April 1917 aged 32. He fell during the fight for the heavily fortified village of Bullecourt which was part of the wider Battle of Arras. He was the son of Alexander and Christina Patterson and is buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France. His Headstone is inscribed ” All Gates Are Good Through Which We Pass To God “. He had been born near Hutton at Sunwick, Berwickshire and had already seen action with the Australians at Gallipoli. The artist’s illustration depicts the nature of the fighting in the villages around Arras and the photograph shows Allied troops in a captured village near Arras.

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