Reginald Joseph John (Reggie) ATKINSON

ATKINSON, Reginald Joseph John

Service Number: 361
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Brighton, Tasmania
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Westbury, Tasmania, 12 November 1886
Home Town: Queenstown, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Natural causes, Hobart, Tasmania, 15 January 1946, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Cornelian Bay Cemetery and Crematorium, Tasmania
Church of England KK 60
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, 361, Brighton, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 361, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 361, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
16 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 361, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
25 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, 361

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"ATKINSON.- On January 15, 1946, at Royal Hobart Hospital, Reginald Joseph, beloved husband of Maud Pearl Atkinson, of 28 Federal St., North Hobart, and loving father of Meg (Mrs Ken Hall), and Trevor (deceased), aged 58 years. Late 3rd Light Horse, 1st AIF.

ATKINSON.- Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of the late Mr Reginald Joseph Atkinson, which will move from his late residence, 28 Federal St., North Hobart, This Day at 4.15 p.m., for Cornelian Bay Cemetery." - from the Hobart Mercury 16 Jan 1946 (


The late Mr. Reg. Atkinson, who died in the Royal Hobart Hospital at the age of 58 years after a long and painful illness following an accident three years ago, was the eldest son of the late Mr. Amos Atkinson and Mrs. S. Yates, and was born at Westbury. Moving to Forth at the age of 23 years, he followed farming, and served with the Light Horse during the first World War. He married Miss Maud Rooke, of Forth. Two children were born of the marriage, a son Trevor (deceased) and daughter Meg (Mrs. Ken Hall, Hobart). Deceased leaves a brother, Robert (New Zealand), sister Cis (Mrs. V. Abbott (Melb.) andd step-brother. Mr. Samuel Yates, Forth." - from the Burnie Advocate 18 Jan 1946 (