John Paterson, 3 Park, Carloway
Private JOHN PATERSON
Last address in Lewis: 3 Park Carloway,
Son of Norman and Margaret Paterson, of 3, Park, Carloway
Service unit: 5th Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5297
Enlisted at Inverness
Date of death: 18 July 1916 at the age of 21
Killed in action at the Somme
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15B,
Local memorial: Carloway
John appears in the 1901 census, aged 5, one of the eight children of Norman (43) and Margaret (40); the others being Johanna (12), Annie (10), Murdo (9), Mary (7), Maggie (4), Angus (3) and George (1).
His brother Angus was in the RNR and survived the war; John was in the Cameron Highlanders and was killed in 1918.