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John ATKIN

Regimental number2555
Place of birthEidsvold, Queensland
SchoolMount Perry State School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPublic servant
AddressMount Perry, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G Atkin, Mount Perry, Queensland
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 November 1916
Age at death22.8
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDartmoor Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave 57), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
64
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Margaret ATKIN, Mount Perry, Queensland. Native of Eidsvold, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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