Francis Edward ATKIN


ATKIN, Francis Edward

Service Number: 5552
Enlisted: 5 April 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blackburn, Lancashire, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Church School, England
Occupation: Junior Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium, 20 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), West Leederville St Barnabas Anglican Church Honour WW1 Board, West Leederville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
26 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5552, 28th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
26 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5552, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Surada, Fremantle
Date unknown: Involvement 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières


Pte. Atkin who formerly resided at Euston Road Post Office, emigrated to Leederville Australia some years ago with his Parents in Anxious to serve his King and to safeguard the Mother Country he volunteered for the Army as soon as he was 18 and joined the Australian Imperial Forces. Prior to his enlistment he worked for the Mines department and was presented with a handsome smokers set before he left.

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Surname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as ATKINS.