George Ames Patterson

#21186, b. 21 December 1891, d. March 1972

George in the Home Guard. Received from a granddaughter via Sid PATTERSON

Individual's Timeline

Birth21 December 1891George Ames Patterson
Birth RegMarch 1892George Ames Patterson1
Marr RegJune 1927George Ames Patterson2
Death RegMarch 1972George Ames Patterson3

Primary events

  • Birth: George Ames Patterson was born on 21 December 1891 in South Shields, Durham, England.
  • Birth Reg: George's birth was registered in the quarter ended in March 1892 in the South Shields registration district.1
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of George and Mary J Nurse was registered in the quarter ended June 1927 in the South Shields registration district. No children found in the index.2
  • Death Reg: George's death was registered in the quarter ended in March 1972 in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne registration district. (His age calculates to 80 years and 2 months).3

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Some aspects of George Ames Patterson's life. George's Obit has his wife as Mary Jane formerley COULT nee NURSE, and shows 2 children Marjorie and Malcolm. He was living at the same house as they were in in 1945.

Military Career

Records show that George Ames Patterson served in the armed forces. George served in the Durham Home Guard (8th Battalion) in WW2. His papers, as obtained by Sid PATTERSON, show that he was a lieutenant in the 8th DLI Home Guard. He joined 21st June 1940, and was demobbed in Dec 1945. He was also in WW1, but I have yet to research that fully. I have not found any attestment papers, but I did find a medal card for George A PATTERSON, who was first a corporal then a sergeant in the Yorkshire Regiment. His number was 12335. His WW1 photo shows stripes.4,5

Family of George Ames Patterson and Mary J Nurse


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Patterson      George Ames            S. Shields      10a     746.
  2. Find my past web sites, online or, Year Of Marriage      1927
    First name(s)      GEORGE A
    Last name      PATTERSON
    Marriage quarter      2
    Marriage year      1927
    Registration month      -
    MarriageFinder™      GEORGE A PATTERSON married
    Spouse's last name      COULT
    District      SOUTH SHIELDS
    County      Durham
    Country      England
    Volume      10A
    Page      1618
    Record set      England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Category      Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      Great Britain.
  3. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      GEORGE AMESS
    Last name      PATTERSON
    Gender      Male
    Birth day      21
    Birth month      12
    Birth year      1891
    Age      -
    Death quarter      1
    Death year      1972
    District      SOUTH SHIELDS
    County      Durham
    Volume      1A
    Page      2444
    Country      England
    Record set      England & Wales deaths 1837-2007
    Category      Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection      Deaths & burials
    Collections from      Great Britain.
  4. DB - British National Archives, database results, unknown repository address, George Amos Patterson

    War Office: Home Guard records, Second World War. George Amos Patterson - born 21/12/1891 - Durham Home Guard, 8th Battalion.

    Collection: Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
    Date range: 14 May 1940 - 31 December 1945
    Reference:WO 409/27/26/602
    Subjects:Armed Forces (General) | Army | Operations, battles and campaigns | Conflict.
  5. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      George A
    Last name      Patterson
    Service number      12335
    Rank      Corporal, Sergeant
    Corps      Yorkshire Regiment
    Service record      Soldier Number: 12335, Rank: Corporal, Corps: Yorkshire Regiment
    Service record 2      Soldier Number: 12335, Rank: Sergeant, Corps: Yorkshire Regiment
    Archive reference      WO372/15
    Archive reference description      Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
    Country      Great Britain
    Record set      World War One British Army medal index cards
    Category      Military, armed forces & conflict
    Record collection      First World War
    Collections from      Great Britain.