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William Bainbridge Patterson

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II William Bainbridge Patterson

December 17, 1959


Werl, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

SP33516

Age:

39

Force:

Army

Unit:

8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's)

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 1939-1945

Additional Information


Born:

February 11, 1920
Tynemouth, England

Enlistment:

September 1, 1939
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Robert and Ruth Patterson of Pacific Junction, Manitoba. Husband of Mary Catherine (nee Barnett) Patterson and father of John, Maureen, Patricia and Mary of London, Ontario. Brother of Robert, Esther and Edna.

Commemorated on Page 92 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WERL CENTRAL CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

Plot 1, Row E, Grave 4

Location:

There were 448 Canadians (124 Post-War military and 324 Dependants) buried in the Central Cemetery in Werl, Germany. Unlike most of North America, in most locations in Europe plots are not acquired in perpetuity but rather for a specific period of time, normally 20 to 25 years, after which the grave marker is removed and eventually the plot is reused. Fortunately, the burials in both two Canadian Sections in Werl were leased by Canada and there has been no loss of graves.

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