|Place of birth||Long Bay, Hobart, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o Rev. H.B. Atkinson, Rectory, East Devonport, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Brother, Rev. Henry Bruni Atkinson, Rectory, East Devonport, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holdsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Squadron Quartermaster Sergaent|
|Unit name||12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/17/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Place of burial||Cornelian Bay Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot JJ, Row 3, Grave No. 7), Hobart|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry and Sarah ATKINSON. Native of Gordon, Tasmania|
War service: Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine.
Taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli Peninsula, 29 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 December 1915.
Promoted Squadron Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer 2nd Class), Wardan, 13 December 1915.
Proceeded to join the Western Frontier Force, 14 January 1916.
Taken on strength of 12th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 22 February 1916.
Marched into Tel el Kebir, 26 April 1916.
To act as Temporary Regiment Sergeant Major, Duidar, 16 June 1916.
Promoted Acting Regimental Sergeant Major, Serapeum, 25 July 1916.
Promoted Regimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer 1st Class), 25 July 1916.
Promoted Second Lieutenant, Ferry Post, 1 December 1916.
Transferred to 4th Training Regiment, 24 February 1917; marched into 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 25 February 1917.
Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 25 February 1917.
Admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 3 March 1917 (phthisis); discharged, 7 March 1917.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Willochra', 8 March 1917; disembarked Sydney, 25 April 1917; admitted to No 12 Australian General Hospital, 29 April 1917 (pulmonary tuberculosis); appointment terminated (discharged), Hobart, 27 July 1917.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalCause of death: tuberculosis (due to war service)
|Date of death|
|Age at death||42|
|Place of burial||Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ATKINSON Edward Huon|