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Clifford Alfred ATKINSON

Regimental number1000
Date of birth31 July 1892
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
ReligionSalvation Army
Address2 Pine Grove, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Alfred Atkinson, 2 Pine Grove, Windsor, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder and leg: serious). Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 30 April 1915; transferred to No. 2 General Hospital, Mena, 1 May 1915; to No. 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 3 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Ballarat', 5 July 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 6 August 1915.

Discharged, 16 May 1916 (medically unfit: not due to misconduct).

Re-enlisted, 26 August 1918; discharged, 31 December 1918; did not re-embark from Australia.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 November 1971
Age at death79

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