Leslie ATKINSON

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ATKINSON, Leslie

Service Numbers: 1933, 1933A
Enlisted: 8 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 27 July 1882
Home Town: Goolwa, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cook
Died: Died of Illness (Pneumonia), France, 12 December 1916, aged 34 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
St Sever Cemetery Extension, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goolwa Soldiers Memorial Gardens WW1 Memorial, Goolwa War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1933, 9th Light Horse Regiment
10 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1933, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Warilda, Adelaide
12 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1933A, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography

Son of William White ATKINSON and Augusta Henrietta nee SEEGER

"THE LATE TROOPER L. ATKINSON.

By his many friends at Goolwa, Mannum, and Broken Hill deep regret will be felt at the announcement of the death of Trooper Leslie Atkinson on active service on December 12, as the result of pneumonia. He was 36 years of age, and enlisted about a year ago, leaving Australia last February. He was born at North Adelaide. At the time of his enlistment Trooper Atkinson was residing with his wife and three children at Goolwa, where he had lived several years. Trooper Atkinson was a prominent member of the Goolwa branch of the U.A.O.D., in which he occupied high offices. He also displayed a keen interest in outdoor sports, and was a clever footballer. Any movement which had as its object the welfare of children found a ready supporter in him. A brother, Corporal Vincent Atkinson, of Broken Hill, is in the firing line in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

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