BATTLE OF GAZA
The First Battle of Gaza was fought on 26 March 1917 during the first attempt by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) to invade the south of Palestine in the Ottoman Empire during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of the First World War.
Pte F C Patient was killed in action during the 1st Battle of Gaza (which lasted from 24th to 28th March 1917) when the 5th Battalion of the Essex Regiment lost 133 men. He was entitled to the BWM and VM.
Francis PATIENT — Remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial