|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|School||Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||Victoria Park, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Nancy Jane Atkins, Victoria Park PO, Victoria Park, Western Australia|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||44th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/61/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||44th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||33|
|Age at death from cemetery records||33|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave 10), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George and Annie ATKINS; Wife: Nancy Jane ATKINS, 33 Stake Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917, and marched into 11th Training Bn, the same day.
Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 4 March 1917 (mumps); discharged, 10 May 1917, and marched into 11th Training Bn the same day.
Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 17 July 1917.
Evacuated to hospital, 24 July 1917; admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 24 July 1917 (sprained right knee); discharged, 10 August 1917, and marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day.
Proceeded to unit, 24 August 1917; taken on strength of 44th Bn, in the field, 26 August 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 October 1917, and admitted to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (shrapnel wound, left shoulder); to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, 5 October 1917; to No 3 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 12 October 1917; discharged, 17 October 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 18 October 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 27 October 1917; rejoined 44th Bn, 30 October 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 6 February 1918; rejoined unit, 23 February 1918.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ATKINS William|