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Basil Spence ATKINSON

Regimental number404
Place of birthBirkenhead England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellie Muriel Atkinson, c/o Dr Floyd, 16 Devonshire Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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