|Place of birth||Carlow, Ireland|
|Place of birth||Carlow, Queen's Co, Ireland|
|School||National School, Bilboa, Ireland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||21|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||102 Annandale Street, Annandale, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jane Atkinson, Hill View, Bilboa, Carlow, Queen's Co, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Before leaving for Australia he was a crack shot with a shotgun, was fond of riding horses was a fairly good photographer.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Row II, Grave A, Grave 3), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Samuel and Jeanie ATKINSON, Hillview, Bilboa, Carlow, Ireland|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 1st Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 5 February 1916. Transferred to 53rd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 13 February 1916; taken on strength of 53rd Bn, 14 February 1916.
Admitted 3rd Field Ambulance, 14 February 1916; discharged to unit, 18 February 1916.
Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, Tel-el-Kebir, 8 March 1916; transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 10 March 1916 (otitis media); discharged to unit, 24 March 1916.
To hospital sick, 12 June 1916; admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 13 June 1916 (tonsilitis); discharged to duty, 21 June 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Arcadian' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, 9 August 1916; marched into 14th Training Bn, Hurdcott, from hospital, 21 August 1916. Proceeded to France, 16 September 1916; marched into 5th Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 September 1916; moved into the field, 28 September 1916; rejoined unit from hospital, 30 September 1916.
Found guilty in the field, 11 November 1916, of being absent from tattoo roll call, 9.00 am, 10 November, to 9.30 pm, 10 November 1916: awarded 1 day's confinement to camp, 11 November 1916.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 June 1917, and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station (herpes zester); admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 June 1917; to Ambulance Train, 15 July 1917; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 16 July 1917. Embarked on HS 'Western Australia' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 20 July 1917; admitted to Military Hospital, Tooting, 22 July 1917 (severe tuberculosis); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 July 1917; discharged on furlough, 10 August 1917. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 August 1917; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 4 September 1917; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Perham Downs, 15 September 1917.
Proceeded to France through Southampton, 16 October 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 17 October 1917; moved into the field, 21 October 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 26 October 1917.
Killed in action, 27 April 1918. Buried in isolated grave 1 mile West of Hamel, and 1.75 miles East South-East of Corbie.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal