Service No: 209617
Place of Birth: Barony
Date of Death: 19/04/1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers (2nd Special Coy.)
Cemetery: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe
Additional information: Son of William Paterson of 8 Buchanan Drive, Rutherglen.
Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Paterson, 8 Buchanan Drive, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Father William and brother David Keir Paterson.
British Army Service Records information: trade – medical student; NOK – William Paterson, 8 Buchanan Drive, Rutherglen; siblings – David K Paterson (27) and Margaret Paterson (24); enlistment age 18.
University of Glasgow information: Irvine Paterson was born on the 22nd November 1897 at 179 Dalmarnock Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. His father was William Paterson, Herb Dealer, and his mother, Agnes Paterson (nee McLaren), who had married on the 19th June 1885 in Bridgeton, Glasgow. Aged 17, Irvine came to the University of Glasgow in 1915 to study Medicine. During his first year he took Anatomy, Chemistry and Zoology.
Irvine did not stay at University, instead he joined the Royal Engineers. He was in the 2nd Special Company, meaning that he dealt with poison gas. On the 19th April 1917, aged just 19, Pioneer Irvine Paterson was killed in France. He is buried the the British Philosophe Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.
1901 census information:
Address: 179 Dalmarnock Road, Bridgeton.
Father: William (38) leather lace cutter, born about 1863 in Glasgow.
Mother: Agnes (38) born about 1863 in Glasgow.
Brother: William (13) apprentice draper, born about 1888 in Glasgow.
Brother: David (9) born about 1892 in Glasgow.
Sister: Maggie (6) born about 1895 in Glasgow.
Self: Irvine (3) born about 1898 in Glasgow.
*Brother of William Paterson