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William James ATKINS

Regimental number3606
Place of birthBeverley, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Harris, Sheldon Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 May 1917
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 10th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date8 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATKINS William James

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