George Watson Paterson

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 29 October 1887
Kempsey, NSW
DEATH: 13 June 1966 Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, NSW
DEATH: 13 June 1966
Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, NSW

OCCUPATION: Manager, National Meat Preserving Co.

RESIDENCE: Victoria St Ashfield, NSW, 1908; McCourt St Lakemba, NSW, 1914


  • St Andrews Institute Ashfield RU 1907, 1908, 1909
  • Wests RL First Grade 1910, 1911, 1912
  • Wests City Cup 1912
  • Wests RL Secretary 1910
  • Wests Delegate to NSWRL 1910, 1911, 1912
  • NSWRL Vice President 1912
  • NSWRL Referees Appointment Committee 1912
  • Wests RL Treasurer 1911, 1914, 1915
  • Wests RL Vice President 1913
  • Wests RL President 1916


George Paterson was born in 1887 at Kempsey, NSW. He was the son of the Reverend James Paterson who was the Presbyterian Minister at Kempsey. In 1890 the family moved to the Sydney suburb of Ashfield.

He had six brothers and one sister and a number of them went on to make their mark as adults. John Paterson MA followed his father into the Church and was a prominent Minister in Australia and New Zealand. David Paterson was a Prosecutor in the Department of Justice in NSW and Donald Paterson worked for book publishers, Bloxham and Chambers.

After the First World War, George took a prominent role in  the Returned Services League and became a successful businessman in the manufacturing sector.

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