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Andrew George ATKINSON

Regimental number798
Place of birthBallyshannon, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSkea Hall, Enniskillen, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11.5"
Weight186 lbs
Next of kinFather, A J Atkinson, Skea Hall, Enniskillen, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentSt George, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wounds, 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt.
FateDied of wounds 27 November 1915
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Date of death27 November 1915
Age at death24
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave 66), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
103
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane, 29 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli; wounded during the voyage (gun shot wound to the head), 24 October 1915; admitted to 7th Field Ambulance and transferred to the 7th Casualty Clearing Station 24 October 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship ?Glenart Castle? and disembarked, Alexandria, 25 October 1915; admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 31 October 1915; reported as dangerously ill, 3 November 1915; died of wounds, 27 November 1915

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455 , ATKINSON Andrew George

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