Photo of Pen. Paterson

Pen. Paterson

Lieutenant

12th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • Military Cross

Tree Information

  • Species: Fraxinus Americana
  • Planted By: Miss F. Barrell
  • Plaque: 520

Additional Info

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Biography

Penistan James Patterson was a Lieutenant in the 12th Infantry Battalion, who had been awarded a Military Cross for bravery and a mention in dispatches (MID) for outstanding competence. He enlisted on 18th August 1914 ,direct from Duntroon Military College as soon as he completed his Officer Training Course. He was 20 years old and single. He was killed in action during the Landing at Anzac Cove on 25th April 1915. His name appears on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Tree No. 520

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour