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Arthur Shoobridge ATKINS

Regimental number2763
Place of birthCoventry, England
School"The Friends School", Hobart, Tasmania
Age on arrival in Australia3
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Scott Atkins, c/o C J Atkins, Audley Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed with the Military Police in South Africa.
Enlistment date9 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe went as topographer on two exploring expeditions in south west Tasmania head by Govt Geologist Tasmania.
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death39
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXV, Row D, Grave 7), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles James and Kate Elizabeth ATKINS; Wife: Annie Scott ATKINS, 48 Fairlight Street, Manly, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsHis brother Doctor C N Atkins served with the RAMC at Gallipoli.
Other details

War service: Western Front

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