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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Lieutenant George Gibson Paterson MM MC

1895
Born in Bacchus Marsh, VIC
19/8/1914
Enlisted in the AIF, 1st Division Signals Company aged 19½
20/10/1914
Embarked aboard the HMAT A10 Karroo
Disembarked in Egypt
25/4/1915
Landed at Gallipoli
28/6/1915
Wounded in action - shrapnel wound to right ankle
8/7/1915
Admitted to the 2nd General Hospital, Cairo
16/9/1915
Embarked for Australia aboard the Beltana
13/10/1915
Returned to Australia
1/2/1916
Returned to duty
4/2/1916
Reported to Signals School, Broardmeadows, VIC
1/3/1916
Re-embarked aboard the HMAT A38 Ulysses with the 2nd Reinforcements, 2nd Division Signals Company
25/4/1916
Disembarked in Egypt
10/5/1916
Allotted to the 1st Division Signals Company
16/6/1916
Joined his unit in France
23/4/1917
Promoted to Lance Corporal
21/8/1917 - 1/9/1917
On leave in England
20/9/1917
His actions during the Battle of Polygon Wood earned him the Military Medal
20/10/1917
Promoted to Temporary Corporal
1/1/1918
Promoted to Corporal
5/3/1918
Joined the Royal Engineers Signals Service Trainng centre as a cadet
17/8/1918
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant
13/9/1918
Still with the 1st Division Signals Company and posted as Signals Officer with the 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade
29/9/1918
For his actions at Bellicourt, near St Quentin Canal he was awarded the Military Cross
17/11/1918
Promoted to Lieutenant
17/3/1919
Marched out for return to Australia
7/4/1919
Embarked for Australia aboard the Tras-os-Montes
May 1919
Returned to Australia
2/8/1919
Appointment terminated
1983
Died at Balwyn, VIC, aged 88

Last updated by lee, Thu, 13 May 2021 15:40:48