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Arthur Benjamin ATKINS

Regimental number6769
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.3
Height5' 9.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Atkins, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 April 1917
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/4
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 Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date20 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bremen', 4 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit: amputated left leg above knee), Sydney, 20 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 January 1960
Age at death60
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATKINS Arthur Benjamin

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