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Col. John Patterson, Commander of Jewish Legion in World War I, Dies at 80

Col. John H. Patterson, commander of the Jewish Legion, which fought with the British Army in Palestine and at Gallipoli during World War I, died here yesterday. He was 80 years old.

He was associated with the Jewish fighting force from its earliest days when it consisted of but a handful of men and commanded them when they entered Palestine with Gen. Allenby. After the war he took an active part in the battle for a Jewish Palestine, traveling throughout the world to enlist support for the Jewish cause.