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Patterson, H., A.S.O., 1942

Photo: Brian Chandler

In Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave with a private headstone of 3259 Assistant Section Officer Hannah Patterson, serving with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force who died 02/04/1942.

The headstone reads:

3259 Asst. Sect. Officer W.A.A.F.
Hannah Patterson
died April 2nd 1942, aged 28 years.
dearly loved daughter of
Eleanor and the late Thomas Patterson,
Also the above
Eleanor Patterson
who died 23rd Oct. 1957, aged 80 years.
At rest.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

A.S.O. Patterson died in County Hospital, York due to tuberculous meningitis.

Hannah Patterson is recorded on a plaque at R.A.F. Elvington, York.

She is remembered at Blyth on B42.19 and B42.23

The CWGC entry for Assistant Section Officer Patterson

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk