The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Warrant Officer Harry Paten|
Ancestor's Name: Harry Paten
Ancestor's date of birth: 10/07/1870
Ancestor's date of death: 05/08/1965
Cause of Death: Old Age, 95 years.
Service Number: 81 and 461
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Ipswich
Unit: 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry and 7 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse
Rank attained in Boer War: WO2 (SSM), Date Effective: 01/05/1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Details of further service not provided
Murray Page: 453 and 538
Contingent: First Queensland and Third Australian
Ship: Cornwall, Date of Sailing: 01/11/1899
Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps: Transvaal, Driefontein, Paardeberg, Relief of Kimberley.
Personal Characteristics: H.G. Chauvel described Sergeant Paten after the war as "Steady, honest and good. Performed excellent work on both tours." Letter dated 9 January 1903.
Reasons to go and fight: Prior Military Service
Details of service in war: 1 QMI: December 1899 - December 1900 in northwest Cape Colony including victory over rebel band at Sunnyside (1 January 1900), Free State, and east Transvaal. 7 ACH arrived after the war ended.
Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided
Name of Descendant: Hilder Jeff, The Gap QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson