Matthew Campbell Patterson

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 1 November 1886, Takaka, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Died 11 December 1965, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Last rank Lance Corporal
  • Service number 9/2379
  • Served In New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 11th Reinforcements, Otago Mounted Rifles, D Squadron
  • Next of Kin Mr Matthew Patterson (father), Picton
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted12 November 1915
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 49 Maunganui, departed 1 April 1916, Wellington, disembarked Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1916-1917-1918
  • Periods of serviceone year 63 days in New Zealand and two years 232 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of three years 295 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Raranga, 24 April 1919
  • Discharged2 September 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal