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Regimental number4659
Place of birthRockhampton Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMetallurgical chemist
AddressMount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Myrole Alma Alyce Atkinson, Ann Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name26th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Work at Broodseinde Ridge on 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateDied of wounds 7 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row I, Grave 4), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Elizabeth ATKINSON; Wife: Myrtle A.A. ATKINSON, Water Street, Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

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