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Frederick Gordon Thomas ATKINSON

Regimental number3681
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolNorth Melbourne State School, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationMetalworker
Address102 Saunders Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Atkinson, 102 Saunders Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Place of burialAveluy Communal Cemetery Extension (Row N, Grave 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard Francis and Hannah Mildred ATKINSON; Wife: Elizabeth ATKINSON, 118 Sydney Road, Moreland, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1876 Pte R L ATKINSON, 23rd Battalion, killed in action on the Somme, 4 August 1916.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Western Front

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