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Enorder Joseph ATKINS

Regimental number222
Place of birthMagill, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs Marion Atkins, Kent Terrace, Kent Town, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 October 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll222A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date18 April 1919
Other details

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 16 May 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Ascania' 9 June 1915 (influenza: slight), and transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Mustapha; to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 20 August 1915; to England, 15 September 1915 (rheumatic fever) (no further details of treatment).

Returned to duty, Heliopolis, 15 January 1916.

Attached to Imperial Camel Corps, Tel el Kebir, 8 July 1916, and posted to No 13 Company, 9 July 1916.

Detached as batman to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 28 December 1916; rejoined unit from detachment, 28 January 1917.

Transferred to 4th Anzac Bn, 16 March 1917.

Found guilty, 15 June 1917, of when on Active Service, Ballah, 13 June 1917, insubordination to an NCO when in the execution of his duty: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited £3.10.0

Transferred to 3rd Anzac Bn, 20 August 1917.

Marched in to Port Said Rest Camp, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit, 4 October 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of, 4th Anzac Bn, 30 December 1917.

Marched in to Port Said Rest Camp, 2 February 1918; rejoined unit, 14 February 1918.

Detached to Cavalry School, Richon, 9 June 1918.

Marched out to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 24 July 1918.

Joined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 27 July 1918.

Admitted to 36th Stationary Hospital, 25 October 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 29 October 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 30 October 1918; listed as 'dangerously ill', 8 November 1918 (malaria); listed as 'out of danger', 14 November 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 29 December 1918 (debility).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 15 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 15 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 18 April 1919.

War service: 4 years 181 days (of which 4 years 6 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 May 1945
Age at death53
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATKINS Enorder Joseph

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