John Thomas ATKINS

Regimental number12/980
Date of birth9 September 1889
Place of birthKaiku, North Wairoa
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGreenwood Street, Glenmore, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.11
Height5' 6.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinArthur E Atkins, Greenwood Street, Glenmore, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in Eden Cadets, and in No 1 Garrison Artillery; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 17 March 1916
Discharge date27 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 17 March 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 27 May 1916.

War service: 1 year 282 days (of which 1 year 189 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1
Date of death29 May 1963 Auckland
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22271458

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