Armadale & District War Memorial Association

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC044493

Alex Kirk (Paterson)

Military Medal & French Medal of Honour

5898 L/Cpl Alex Kirk (Paterson)

2nd Cameron Highlanders

MM (LG 23/02/1918)


MM for conspicuous bravery on the Field in the Balkans Front.


Médaille d’Honneur avec Glaives en Bronze. (LG 21/07/1919)


Born Northrigg, Armadale.

Alex was a Reservist with the Cameron Highlanders. His Regimental name Paterson, he having slipped out of the Militia into the Regulars in 1901.

L/Cpl Kirk completed 17 years service. He arrived in France on the 13th September 1914, whilst he was in France he was wounded and took a considerable time to recover, he then later in Salonica.


Medal entitlement of LCpl Alexander Paterson:


Military Medal

1914 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Croix de Guerre