Percival James ATKINSON

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ATKINSON, Percival James

Service Numbers: 1878, 1878A
Enlisted: 15 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bowen Hills, Queensland, 9 January 1896
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Bulimba State School
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 September 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
16 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1878, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1878, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1878A, 26th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography

"...1878A Private Percival James Atkinson, 26th Battalion. A grocer from the Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills, Qld, Pte Atkinson enlisted with the AIF in June 1915 and on 16 August 1915 left Brisbane for overseas service on HMAT Kyarra with 3rd Reinforcements. Pte Atkinson was killed in action near Peronne, France, on 2 September 1918; he was 22 years old..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)