John James ATKINSON

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ATKINSON, John James

Service Number: 495
Enlisted: 24 April 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Heswall Cheshire, England., date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Church of England School, England
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 12 June 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 1,Row F, Grave 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 495, 26th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 495, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
12 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 495, 26th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

 

Arrived in Australia aged 20 years

26 Battalion

Rank - Sergeant

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

Son of John James and Martha Ellen Atkinson, of 13, Priory Rd., Everton, Liverpool, England.