9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
15/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
William Patton was the son of Thomas and Ellen Jane Patton. He was born on 15th November 1889 in Upperlands. The family lived in Craigall, Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was a farm labourer. His mother died when William was 13 years old. William Patton enlisted in Cookstown. Private William Patton was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Gulleghem, Belgium during the Battle of Lys on 15th October 1918.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.