Gordon Thomas Patrick was born June 14, 1889 at South Durham, Quebec, the son of John and Annie Patrick. After the war John and Annie were living in Ottawa. The 1889 year of birth is what Gordon claimed on his attestation papers. According to the 1911 Census, Gordon Patrict was living on Fourth Street at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nancy Hooley, her husband Francis, and their three young boys. In 1911, the oldest son, Victor was 7 years old, Gordon was 5 years old and Delbert was 4 years old.
Gordon Patrick signed his enlistment papers November 16, 1917 at Lethbridge, Alberta. His regimental number was 3205734. He was 28 years old. In 1917 he was working as a fireman for the CPR, was single, 5’ 10” tall with dark brown hair and blue-green eyes. He sailed for England on the HMS Metagama, arriving at Liverpool on April 19, 1918.
Gordon Patrick died on October 12, 1918, one month short of the end of the war, during the campaign called Canada’s One Hundred Days, a Canadian offensive that contributed greatly to the ending of the war. He was 29 years old and was a Private with the 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta) Regiment. He is buried at the Dury Crucifix Cemetery, France.
The Revelstoke Review of November 7, 1918 had this notice:
“Mrs. F. D. Hooley has just received the news of the death of her brother, Private Gordon Patrick, who was killed on October 12. Private Patrick was a Revelstoke boy and enlisted in Calgary.”
The name of Gordon Patrick is not inscribed on the Courthouse plaque, but is on the Cenotaph plaque.
Relatives of Gordon Patrick are still living in Revelstoke.