About Alan Patterson
PATTERSON, ALAN. Captain.
71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Died 14 March 1916. Aged 30.
Born 12 March 1886.
Son of the Reverend Robert Patterson, M.A. and Beatrice Patterson of Deal, Kent. ...
Husband of Nan Patterson of 30, Clarence Road, Walmer, Kent.
Buried Fosse 7 Military Cemetery, (Quality Street) Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, France. Grave Ref: II. G. 2.
Commemorated on the Victoria Hospital, Deal, Great War memorial plaques.
A former pupil (Bodeites House) of Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey. Alan enlisted in the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1907; he was an outstanding athlete and had been the Army Quarter Mile Champion in 1908 and 1909. It had been a particularly good year regarding Alan’s running achievements in 1909, as in addition to retaining his Army Quarter Mile Champion title; he added the Army Half Mile Champion title, and became the Amateur Quarter Mile Champion.