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William Blacker ATKINS

Regimental number2559
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolCaulfield Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUndertaker
Address695 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinSister, Miss V T Atkins, 695 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 11 February 1916
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death45
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave 311), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
98
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Adelaide ATKINS

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