Regimental number778
Place of birthWimslow, Cheshire, England
SchoolPembroke College
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAyr PO, Ayr, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinJames Atkinson, 11 Blackfriars Road, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 77th Manchester Yeomanry, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave 6), Ovillers-la-Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Hordern and Charlotte Mary ATKINSON, Greypoint, West Worthing, Sussex, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action, 2 November 1915 (shrapnel wound, right leg); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 November 1915; to HS 'Galeka', 5 November 1915; transferred to Alexandria, 9 November 1915, and admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo; transferred to A&NZ Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 11 December 1915; to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 28 December 1915; rejoined unit, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance Hospital, Serapeum, 12 February 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 19 February 1916; rejoined Bn, Habeita, 19 February 1916.

Transferred to 47th Bn, 23 April 1916; joined Bn, Serapeum, 29 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Found guilty, 25 August 1916, of being absent without leave from 7 am, 21 August, to 6 am, 22 August 1916: awarded 120 hours' Field Punishment no 2, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant; total forfeiture: 7 days' pay.

Killed in action, 31 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATKINSON Sydney