Regimental number12/678
Date of birth27 August 1888
Place of birthVictoria, Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Atkinson, Victoria, Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 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 rankPrivate
Final unit1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialMud Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 17), Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Maria Atkinson, Cambrian Hill, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

War service: 2 years 352 days (of which 1041 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22274899

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