Lance Cpl. W. Pattison


UNIT: 3rd Border Regiment

NUMBER: 8575

STATUS: Died of Wounds

DATE OF DEATH: 24th May 1915

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Shoeburyness (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Southend

AGE: 26

William was the son of Robert and Mary Pattison of Quaker Lane, Northallerton. Before the War he worked for the Post Office. He had worked at Northallerton before being transferred to Barton, near Darlington.

He was serving in D Company when he was wounded in fighting near Ypres and subsequently contracted some kind of illness. He was due to get married, but he was prevented from doing so by his injuries. Tragically, he was never able to recover sufficiently to marry his bride and he died in hospital at Southend at the age of 26. It is not known whether he died as a result of his injuries or the subsequent illness, or a combination of both.

William had a brother, Sergeant Bob Pattison, who was also serving in the Army.

His official army rank was Lance Corporal, though he is recorded as a Corporal on the Northallerton Memorial.