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9351   Sergeant Alexander Hanna Patterson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/05/1881
Died: 23/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
Alexander Hanna Patterson was the second oldest son of William James and Margaret Patterson. He was born on 14th May 1881. He was one of ten children. The family lived in Moyheeland, Draperstown. His father was a farmer. Alexander emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting, Alexander worked as a teamster. He had spent two and a half years in the Canadian Militia. Acting Sergeant Alexander Hanna Patterson was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in trenches east of Festubert in France on 23rd May 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 1572872
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Curran Masonic Lodge No. 532 - WW1 Roll of Honour Knockloughrim
3 Draperstown Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Draperstown
4 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 2 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 48
2 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 87
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Patterson family 1901 census lists Alexander as age 20 living with the family at house 10 in Moyheeland, Draperstown, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Patterson family 1911 census does not Alexander as living with the family at house 6 in Moyheeland, Draperstown, Londonderry
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Sergeant Alexander Hanna Patterson
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Sergeant Alexander Hanna Patterson including inscription
5 Castledawson War Dead Details of Lance Corporal Alexander Hanna Patterson including photo
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Sergeant Alexander Hanna Patterson's death
7 Sergeant Alexander Hanna Patterson Canadian Military documents (28 no.)
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023