was born around 1869.
William would have joined the Belfast Banking Company around 1890 / 1895.
In 1901, a Solicitor (aged 32 and single) named William Patterson was living in house 12, Lennox Place, Holywood. He was of Non-Subscribing Presbyterian faith. William was living with Elizabeth Patterson (71), presumably his mother and two women, a niece of Elizabeth, Alicia Latimer and a sister of Elizabeth, Mary Latimer.
In 1910, this website records a William Patterson, solicitor living in Stewart's Place, Holywood.
In 1911, a Solicitor (aged 42 and single) named William Patterson was living in house 31, High Street, Holywood. He was of Unitarian faith. William was living with Elizabeth Patterson (82), presumably his mother.
The Holywood, Lennox and Solicitor connections tie in with other information held by the writer.
Patterson volunteered and enlisted into the army.
He was reported missing (date unknown).
The website In Flanders Field report the following instances of the name William Patterson with their 'deceased' date in the first column:
|01/07/1916||LISBURN, CO. ANTRIM||11TH ROYAL IRISH RIFLES|
|01/07/1916||HILLSBOROUGH, CO. DOWN||9TH ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS|
|09/08/1916||BALLYMACARRETT, CO. DOWN||ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS, 1ST BATT|
|08/09/1916||ELPHINSTONE, MIDLOTHIAN||ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS, 1ST BATT.|
|07/06/1917||DROMORE, CO. DOWN||10TH ROYAL IRISH RIFLES|
|21/03/1918||BALLYMACARRETT, BELFAST||ROYAL IRISH RIFLES, 1ST BATT.|
Unfortunately there is still not enough information to identify the correct soldier.