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Thomas Julius ATKINSON

Regimental number1666
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Other NamesATKINSON, Thos Julius
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaddler
AddressHillside, Union Road, Surry Hills, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Arthur Atkinson, Hillside, Union Road, Surry Hills, Victoria
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations West of BELENGLISE on 18th/19th September, 1918, he acted as C.S.M. He took charge of two platoons after the Officer had been killed. By his cool courage and fine leadership he carried the platoons forward to final objective, overcoming all enemy resistance. On reaching objective he at once commenced consolidating. His work all through was of the utmost value to his Company Commander and a great incentive to all the men of the Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 August 1961
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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