Joseph Bertie ATKINSON

ATKINSON, Joseph Bertie

Service Number: 4728
Enlisted: 7 October 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Millchester, Queensland, Australia, 23 September 1892
Home Town: Millchester, Queensland
Schooling: Millchester State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Linesman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 23 April 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gatton Agricultural College HR
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World War 1 Service

7 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4728, 9th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
28 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4728, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Commonwealth embarkation_ship_number: A73 public_note: ''
28 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4728, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Brisbane
12 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4728, 31st Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 4728 awm_unit: 31st Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-04-23

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"...4728 Private Joseph Bertie Atkinson, 9th Battalion. A linesman of Millchester, Qld, Atkinson enlisted on 7 October 1915. He embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Commonwealth (A73) with the 15th reinforcements on 28 March 1916. He was transferred to the 31st Battalion on 11 October 1916 and was wounded in action on 24 October 1916. He returned to his battalion on 3 April 1917. On 12 April 1918 Pte Atkinson suffered a gun shot wound to the head and died of these wounds on 23 May 1918, aged 26. He is buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Caption that accompanies the photo reads "To Dear Ada, From Joe. 15/9 Batt". - SOURCE (