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18698   Rifleman Archibald Patton
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 25/04/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/11/1885
Died: 12/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Archibald Patton was the son of John and Sarah Patton. He was born on 12th November 1885 in the Portglenone area, probably in Tyanee where he lived. He was one of ten children. They were a farming family. Archibald Patton emigrated to New Zealand. Prior to enlisting Archibald was living in Erua area of the North Island of New Zealand. He was described as being a settler. He had previously worked for the Railway Depot. Rifleman Archibald Patton was serving with the 1st Battalion (A Company) of the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade when he was killed in action near Ypres in Belgium on 12th October 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Perth Cemetery - China Wall
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-A-6
CWGC Casualty 103884
Perth Cemetery (China Wall) is located 3 Kms east of Ieper town centre, on the Maaldestedestraat, a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 1.7 Kms along the Meenseweg at a major roundabout lies the right hand turning onto the Maaldestedestraat. The cemetery itself is located 1 Km along the Maaldestedestraat on the left hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 63
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Patton family 1901 census lists Archie as age 15 living with the family at house 84 in Tyanee, Claudy, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Patton family 1911 census does not list Archie as iving with the family at house 98 in Tyanee, Clady, Londonderry
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Rifleman Archibald Patton
4 Auckland Star, 13 December 1917 Reported killed in action
5 Dolores Cross Project No picture of grave
6 Photo of Rifleman Archibald Patton and his grave
7 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Rifleman Archibald Patton including photo
8 New Zealand Passenger Lists Archibald Paton, arrived 25 Nov 1907
9 NOK Address in Ireland J Patton, Father, Londonderry Ireland.
10 NZ War Graves Project Details of Rifleman Archibald Patton including grave photo
11 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Rifleman Archibald Patton's grave can be purchased here
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