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Frederick John ATKINS

Regimental number2948
Place of birthBellerive, Tasmania
AddressLindisfarne, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Atkins, Lindisfarne, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 93rd (Derwent) Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Discharge date24 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 4th Field Ambulance, Moascar, 5 February 1916.

Underwent medical examination at New Zealand Auxiliary Hospital, Ismailia, 26 February 1916 (fits).

Transferred to 47th Bn, 3 March 1916, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 6 March 1916 (fits); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 30 March 1916 (neurasthenia).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Itonus', 10 June 1916; discharged (medically unfit: nervous debility), Hobart, 24 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 January 1919
Age at death29
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATKINS Frederick John

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