‘Lost’ Carlton WW1 Footballer – Codge Thorn’s Grandfather – Carlton’s ‘Pattie’ Paterson

NB.  The spelling should be PATERSON.

Pattie Paterson is father to Amy Matilda Thorns (nee Paterson) who is mother to Arthur Stanley Thorns, born 1917 Kalgoorlie, three years prior to his grandfather’s death.
Pattie Paterson died aged 46 years in 1920 and is buried at Kalgoorlie cemetery.  His early death was due to WW1 ill heath.  He had been a Tunneller and suffered from gas poisoning.

Please read Carlton Football Club history

Carlton’s lost footballer  ‘Carlton can now add a 12th name to its Great Fallen of 1914-1918 – the name of its one-game “lost soldier” Albert (“Alby”) Henry Paterson some 96 years after his untimely passing.’

Paterson is recognised at the Ballarat WW1 Memorial

WX10289 ARTHUR STANLEY THORNS – Known to all as Codge, this Kalgoorlie boy enlisted Dec 1940 and joined 2/4th’s ‘B’ Coy 7 platoon as a Driver.
Codge left Singapore with ‘E’ Force Borneo heading for Sandakan.  ‘Codge’ died at Ranau Camp having completed the ‘March’ from Sandakan.  Codge was 27 years old when on 1 Aug 1945 he was beaten to death by Japanese guards.

Please read about Codge Thorns