David Paterson

Date of birth / Date established
21 May 1891
Date of death / Date closed
01 Apr 1918
Place of birth / Place established
Place of death / Place closed
Person/Corporate type
Son of Robert Paterson, Tarata. Served with the Wellington Mounted Rifles 34th Reinforcements Rifles Brigade. Killed in action, Palestine 1 April 1918.
David was the first person to enlist in Tarata. He served in Gallipoli, then returned to New Zealand. He went back to war, leaving for France with the 34th Mounted Reinforcements. Brothers Willie and Dugald also served overseas. A stained glass window was erected in the Tarata presbyterian Church in memory of David.


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