CEF Soldier Detail

Private John George Pattison
Died: June 3, 1917

Regimental Number:
808887
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
50th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Kent
Country:
England
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Sophia Louise Pattison; Wife; 1622 - 1 Ave., Calgary, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
1622 - 1 Ave., Calgary, Alberta
Date of Birth:
September 8, 1875
Trade or Calling:
Labourer
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Calgary, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
March 6, 1916
Age at enlistment:
40
Height:
5 Feet 3 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Lens, France
Date of Death:
June 3, 1917
Age at Death:
41
Buried at:
La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy, France
Plot:
VI. C. 14.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 1Box 7654-41
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

The Legacy Voices 95th Anniversary of Vimy Project.

File digitized at LAC

Info from the attestation papers and tis man is on the CWGC site. Info re the Victoria Cross comes from the Wlkipedia website www.en/wilkipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Pattison.

His was one of four Victoria Crosses awarded at Vimy Ridge. The others were for: Lance Sergeant Ellis Wellwood Sifton , Major (Later Lieutenant Colonel) Thain Wendell MacDowell and Private William Johnstone Milne.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 50th Battalion
Images
Victoria Cross recipient John George

The Legacy Voices 95th Anniversary of Vimy Project.VC Recipients 

Son of Harry and Mary Pattison; husband of Mrs. S. L. Pattison, of Calgary, Alberta. Born September 8, 1875 in New Cross, England. He emigrated to Canada in 1906 with his wife and four children. He worked for the Calgary Gas Company before he joined the army on March 6, 1916. Private Pattison was killed making an attack on a power station near Lens, France. He is buried in the La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, France, approximately 3 kilometres south of Lens on the north-western outskirts of Vimy.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 10th April 1917 at Vimy Ridge. A machine gun was holding up the advance and causing severe casualties. Pte Pattison rushed the gun and hurled bombs killing some of the crew. He then rushed the gun and and overcame and bayoneted the remaining 5 survivors. The medal is on display in the Glenbow museum, Calgary, Alberta.

Awards and Decorations
Victoria Cross