Frederick Allan ATKINS


ATKINS, Frederick Allan

Service Number: 1235
Enlisted: 28 September 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hay, New South Wales, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Hay, New South Wales
Schooling: Hay Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 8 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 16th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
15 Dec 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 16th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked SN 1235, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement SN 1235, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
30 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1235, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1235, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1235, 16th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, GSW to chest sustained during the night march to attack Hill 971. Evacuated to 39th Field Ambulance on Anzac where he died of his wounds later the same day.

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Observer (Adelaide, SA) 16 October 1915.


‘Sgt. Frederick Allen Atkins, of the 16th Battalion, who was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 8, was the fourth eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Atkins, off Geelong, late of Hay, N.S.W. The deceased was for many years employed with Messrs. Wilkinson & Lavender, stock and station agents at Hay, and for some time was attached to the staff at the Alfred Hospital, in Melbourne. At the time of his enlistment, he was employed by Messrs. Arthur Cocks & Company, wholesale jewellers, Sydney. About two years ago he was transferred to that firm's branch at Adelaide, where he enlisted. He left for the front with the 2nd Expeditionary Forces, and shortly after his arrival in Egypt, contracted cerebrospinal meningitis. For some weeks he was in a precarious condition, but was fortunate enough to come successfully through his ordeal. Afterwards he was given light duties to perform in Egypt, and left for the front about the beginning of August. Two brothers of the deceased, Victor and Harry, are at present on active service in Egypt. Sgt. Atkins was well known and popular in Adelaide and New South Wales.’