Peter - Thanks for your continued input reference on Lieutenant Paterson.
I have started a topic heading to cover any aspects that we are able to uncover on this man on our FORUM, please go to:viewtopic.php?f=8&t=527
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You ask what info I have on David - the answer is very little at this stage and it is just a continual sifting of material.
You can download free a copy of the "Official history of the WMR" from our books section - here by using the PDF search option you can see that Lieutenant Paterson is listed three times - all relating to the one incident were he lost his life.
His papers are availble to be viewed at the government archives in Wellington if you are able to visit.
Thanks for the illumination art work - I will post a compressed version on the forum page including this email to you so that members can keep up their interest in David's history as it unfolds.
This beautifully etched "Illumination" was sent in by Peter yesterday - just a fantastic piece of art work that showed the appreciation of the surrounding district of Tarata towards their "favourite son". This is a must view, use the close up option to view some of the hand work of Mcleod and Slade Ltd of New Plymouth. I have converted the rather large original file to a compressed PDF file - it is available to view at a very friendly 293kbs size at:http://www.nzmr.org/pdf/paterson_illum.pdf