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Alfred ATKINS

Regimental number5031
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlumber
AddressGrunthal, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinFriend, C Wilson, Grunthal, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed 3 years in Ballarat Volunteer Militia.
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 November 1917
Place of death or woundingLarkhill, England
Age at death46
Place of burialSt John's Churchyard (Row B, Grave 19), Sutton Veney, Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
War Graves record: 'A.W.L. from 8 May 1917; declared illegal absentee by court of enquiry. Still illegal absentee at time body found (cut throat), 20/11/17.'
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsGrunthal was renamed Verdun in 1918 under the South Australian Nomenclature Act 1917.

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