The Men

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PATERSON, FRANK WILLIAM

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Lance bombardier
977715
11/10/1944
29
Royal Artillery 191 (The Hertfordshire and Essex Yeo.) Field Regt.
II. C. 9.

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Son of William and Edith Paterson; husband of Netta Paterson, of Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

He was initialy buried near the field hospital in Meerveldhoven.

“On the 27th of September the regiment were in the area of Ostende. On the 8th of October they rejoined the First Corps at Turnhout ans passed Ghent and Malines to arrive at Oostmalle. On the 10th of October the plan was to open up the Schelde Estuary.

On the 11th of October the task of the regiment was to support the armoured force of “The Royal Dragoons” wo were deployed at Hilvarenbeek. The gunners had to perform the unfamiliar task of raiding an enemy post without any infantry. They captured 12 Germans and in retaliatory fire my father received fatal wounds.”

Initial gravesite at Meerveldhoven.