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 had been born at Mordington and was the son of the late Christina Patterson and the grandson of Alexander and Isabella Patterson of Sunwick, Hutton. He is buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” All Gates Are Good Through Which We Pass To God “.   He had been employed as a ploughman at Spital Mains, Hutton when he emigrated to Australia. He enlisted at Roseberry Racecourse in Sydney and fought at Gallipoli. There he contracted dysentery and was evacuated to Malta. After recovery he served in Egypt and a training Battalion in England. He re-joined his old Battalion in France in March 1917. The photographs show Allied troops during the Battle.

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