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Alfred Harold ATKINS

Regimental number4973
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Florence Atkins, Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick William and Alice Florence ATKINS
Discharge date10 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 4 May 1916; disembarked Egypt, 15 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 July 1916.

Found guilty, 7th Training Bn, England, 22 August 1916, of conduct to the prejudice fo good order and military discipline: awarded 168 hours detention, and total forfeiture of 7 days' pay.

Marched into Base Depot, France, 2 October 1917.

Transferred to 31st Bn, 12 October 1916.

Taken on strength of 31st Bn, in the field, 15 October 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 18 October 1916 (rheumatic fever); admitted to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 19 October 1916; transferred to England, 7 December 1916; to No 1 London General Hospital, Camberwell, 8 December 1916; transferred to No 1 Australia Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 June 1917; discharged, 21 June 1917, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.

Commenced return to Australia onboard HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked, 30 September 1917; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit: valvular disease of the heart), 10 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 December 1930
Age at death32
Place of burialToowong Cemetery (Portion K, Plot 2, Grave No. 504), Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATKINS Alfred Harold

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