James Paterson

James Paterson was the son of General Sir William Paterson. He served with the 26th Regiment in the First China War and was made brevet of major. He exchanged to the Buffs in 1852 and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant-Colonel in may 1855. He commanded the regiment at the siege of Sebastopol from May to August 1855 including the attack of the 18th June, and also from Dec to the end of the war. He retired by sale in 1857 and died in December 1860.

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