Andrew George ATKINSON

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ATKINSON, Andrew George

Service Number: 798
Enlisted: 11 January 1915, Enlisted at St. George, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland, 1892
Home Town: St George, Balonne Shire, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Gunshot wound to the head, 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 27 November 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row B, Grave 66
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 798, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at St. George, QLD
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 798, 25th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 798, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
31 Oct 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 798, 25th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot wound to the head and invalided to Alexandria disembarking on the 31 October 1915

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of A.J. Atkinson of Skea Hall, Enniskillen, Ireland

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

25th Bn.Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

 
He was 24.

Enlistment date 11 January 1915.

25th Battalion, D Company

AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/42/1

He embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915 at the age of 23.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli; wounded during the voyage (gun shot wound to the head), 24 October 1915; admitted to 7th Field Ambulance and transferred to the 7th Casualty Clearing Station 24 October 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship Glenart Castle and disembarked, Alexandria, 25 October 1915; admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 31 October 1915; reported as dangerously ill, 3 November 1915.


Sources
NAA: B2455 , ATKINSON Andrew George

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Andrew is honoured on the war memorial in St. Anne's Church, Main Street, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal and on the Kilbarron WW I Memorial in County Tipperary