Coleshill Remembers World War 1
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Entry for Company Sergeant Major Peter Patterson
Company Sergeant Major
2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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Peter (Patterson) Pattison was born in Llynelly, Carnarvon, in 1886. He grew up in the St Paul’s Home, Coleshill, which he left in 1897, when he joined the Army. Peter enlisted at Bootle in the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers (service number 8731). He served in the Boer War, and in 1911 was serving as a Corporal with the British Army in India. Company Segeant Major Pattison was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in June 1916 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty since the commencement of the campaign.” The day after this citation was published in the London Gazette, CSM Pattison was killed in action and is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France. He was also awarded the British and Victory medals.
8731 CSM Peter PATTISON DCM of Llynelly, Caernarfon. B Company 2 RWF. One of over 40 casualties when the enemy exploded a mine under the Company’s trench at Givenchy on 22 June 1916 (later known as Red Dragon Crater).
St Vincent’s Journal No. 23, Summer 1916 We regret very much that Quarter-Master-Sergeant Peter Pattison and William Crewe have fallen in action. Peter Pattison left St Paul’s Home in 1897. He was in the Regular Army and was through the Boer War. He has served in France since the outbreak of war, won the DCM at the Battle of Loos, and was mentioned on six different occasions for conspicuous gallantry…. His record is a fine one. He was the second of our Old Boys to win the Distinguished Conduct Medal, a fact of which we are very proud.