G.E. Pattinson

FIRST NAMES: George Ernest

UNIT: 19th Manchester Regiment

NUMBER: 12171

STATUS: Died of Wounds

DATE OF DEATH: 4th May 1916

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: St. Ouen Communal Cemetery, France

AGE: 28

George Pattinson was the son of Mr. George Walton Pattinson, a local Journalist, and his mother's name was Annie. They lived on South Parade, Northallerton. His father was a well known local figure who set up the Allertonshire Football League and who acted as the League's Seceretary for 12 years. He was also a keen angler who helped to establish the Black Ox Angling Club at Leeming.

Before the War, George worked for George Oxendale & Co. at their Manchester branch. When War broke out he enlisted in the 19th Manchester Regiment (otherwise known as the 4th Manchester Pals) and sailed with them to France in September 1915.

The strain of the Western Front became too much for George, who was taken into No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station in April 1916, suffering from heart trouble brought on by shellshock. He died two weeks later in the Casualty Clearing Station at St. Ouen, France, aged 28. His father had died the previous February after a long illness.