Témoignages d'anciens combattants:
Edgar Patten

Armée

  • Edgar Patten served with the Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, "C" Company, 58th Battalion, during World War I. He was killed in action on October 26, 1917 at Bellevue Spur, Passchendaele. Collection courtesy of Dale Patten.

    Edgar Patten served with the Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, "C" Company, 58th Battalion, during World War I. He was killed in action on October 26, 1917 at Bellevue Spur, Passchendaele. Collection courtesy of Dale Patten.
  • Edgar Patten's last letter to his mother written in Belgium on October 21, 1917. He commented that he had not received a letter from home in a while and that straw under one's bed roll made a big difference in keeping warm in tents.

    Edgar Patten's last letter to his mother written in Belgium on October 21, 1917. He commented that he had not received a letter from home in a while and that straw under one's bed roll made a big difference in keeping warm in tents.
  • Edgar Patten's last diary entries. On October 19th, some from his company were taken to the front at Ypres, while the others, including Patten, saw a model of front lines and had tea.

    Edgar Patten's last diary entries. On October 19th, some from his company were taken to the front at Ypres, while the others, including Patten, saw a model of front lines and had tea.
  • Edgar Patten was killed by sniper fire during battle. His family received word of his death by telegram on November 2, 1917.

    Edgar Patten was killed by sniper fire during battle. His family received word of his death by telegram on November 2, 1917.
  • Letter of condolence from a friend of the Patten family serving at No.7 Canadian General Hospital in France after she heard that Edgar had been killed.

    Letter of condolence from a friend of the Patten family serving at No.7 Canadian General Hospital in France after she heard that Edgar had been killed.
  • Although Edgar Patten's name is memorialized on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, his family also included his name on the stone marking the grave of his parents and his sister.

    Although Edgar Patten's name is memorialized on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, his family also included his name on the stone marking the grave of his parents and his sister.
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