Patton, Thomas (No. 412821)

Patton, Thomas

Private

No. 412821, 20th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Killed in action on Tuesday 25 April 1916 (aged 32)           

Buried:

Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium (Grave I. T. 3)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)

Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance

Newtownards and District War Memorial

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Patton was born on 8 November 1883 in Greenwell Street, Newtownards and he was the fourth son of Thomas and Sarah Patton (nee Arnold, sometimes Arnott) who were married on 22 December 1870 in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church.

The Patton family lived in Little Francis Street, Newtownards and then at 104 Greenwell Street, Newtownards.

Thomas Patton Senior worked as a carpenter and he and Sarah had at least ten children all of whom were baptised in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church:

James Arnold (born 21 May 1872)

Eliza (Lizzie, born 15 March 1875)

John (born 20 January 1877)

Agnes Mary (born 11 February 1879)

William (born 8 June 1881)

Thomas (born 8 November 1883 in Greenwell Street, Newtownards)

Henry (born 16 December 1885)

Samuel (born 5 May 1888)

Robert (born 15 December 1890)

Sarah (born 3 September 1895)

Thomas Patton worked as a bricklayer both before and after he moved to Canada.  He enlisted on 2 March 1915 in Lindsay, Ontario and in his attestation papers it was noted that he was 5 feet 5 inches tall with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.  He served with the 20th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) and arrived in England on 3 July 1915.  He went to France on 14 September 1915 and he was 32 when he was killed in action on 25 April 1916.  He bequeathed everything that was due to him to his mother.

Private Thomas Patton (No. 412821) was buried in Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium and he is commemorated on Newtownards and District War Memorial.