Topic: Tarata Church - Paterson Memorial

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Presbyterian Church, Tarata Road, Tarata

Paterson Memorial Window  

Memorial Window in Tarata Church

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In Affectionate Remembrance
of Lieut David Paterson
Wellington Mounted Rifles
Who was killed in Palestine
1st April 1918

2nd Lieutenant David Paterson 11/596, was the first to enlist from the Tarata district. He joined the Wellington Mounted Rifles and left with the Main Body to serve at Gallipoli. He returned to New Zealand and joined the 34th Mounted Reinforcements .



 Further Reading: Reay, Peter: David Paterson: An ANZAC in World War I. TRCT940.41213REA

The Tarata District WW I memorial is recorded as being a New Zealand flag with names embroidered on it. It was kept in a display case in the local hall but it eventually disintegrated and was destroyed. (Tarata School and District Centennial, 1989, p104) See Topic below


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