John William ATKINSON

ATKINSON, John William

Service Number: 33
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Division of Pigeon School from 27 December 1916
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Eden Valley, SA, 8 September 1883
Home Town: Eden Valley, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Eden Valley Primary
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 9 March 1917, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
VI C 30, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Eden Valley WW1 Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, 33, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Division of Pigeon School from 27 December 1916
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 33, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 33, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
9 Mar 1917: Involvement Corporal, 33, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 33 awm_unit: 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-03-09

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Son of WILLIAM ATKINSON and Annie Maria nee WEGENER. 

Enlisted 21 July 1915 at Keswick, SA. Unit embarked from Adelaide, SA on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915. Service in Egypt, France and Belgium.

Appointed Corporal 3 September 1916 in France. WIA 6 November 1916; gun-shot wound to left and right shoulder. Suffered with scabies and was hospitalised several times. 

Served in Division of Pigeon School 27 December 1916.

WIA 8 March 1917; gun-shot wound to right scrotum and thigh, invalided to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, died of wounds 9 March 1917.