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They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


John Archibald Paterson


Sick Berth Attendant, V88925, RCNVR


Born: 09 Feb 1926, Port Hope, Ontario


Died: 08 May 1945, Portrush, Antrim, Northern Ireland


Book of Remembrance


PATERSON, John Archibald, Sick Berth Attendant, V88925, RCNVR, died - 08 May 1945, HMCS LEASIDE - Son of Frank C. Paterson and Eva L. Paterson, of Peterborough, ON.


Sick Berth Attendant J. A. Paterson died at Portrush Cottage Hospital, Portrush Northern Ireland as the result of multiple injuries received in an accidental fall from a cliff while on leave from his ship HMCS LEASIDE. SBA Paterson is buried in the Londonderry City Cemetery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK.

Ships served in:

HMCS CATARAQUI - Enlisted 13 Jun 1944. Commenced active service 20 Jun 1944

HMCS YORK - Served in YORK 20 Jun 1944 - 23 Jul 1944

HMCS SCOTIAN - Served in SCOTIAN 07 Jan 1945 - 14 Feb 1945

HMCS LEASIDE - Drafted to LEASIDE 09 Mar 1945 as a SBA, RCNVR


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(1-2) Certificate of Service  (3) Letter to SBA Paterson's father informing him of his son's death  (4-5) Inquest report  (6) Casualty Report



Second World War Casualty Index