Raymond John ATKINS

ATKINS, Raymond John

Service Number: 499
Enlisted: 25 February 1915, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gladstone, South Australia, 13 July 1894
Home Town: Gladstone, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Gladstone Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, Somme Sector, France, 4 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Commemorated on the Gladstone War Memorial, SA, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gladstone Memorial Fountain, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

25 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 499, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 499, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 499, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Haynes Atkins and Annie (nee Clavin) Atkins; brother of Elsie Ena Mary Atkins, Gladys Trueda Atkins, James Leslie Atkins, Margaret Elizabeth Atkins, Ella Kathleen Atkins, Francis Cryle Atkins, Laurence Joseph Atkins, Ambrose roy Atkins and  Haynes Mashford Atkins

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