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John Gordon ATKINSON

Regimental number28851
Place of birthCamden, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCamden Park Estate, Camden, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinCousin, J S Hall, Camden Park, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date28 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahia', 4 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 28 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 March 1975
Age at death88
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery, Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATKINSON John Gordon

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