Leonard Vincent ATKINSON

ATKINSON, Leonard Vincent

Service Numbers: 7 Australian Base Ordnance Depot, Q99397
Enlisted: 3 May 1941, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Base Ordnance Depots
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, 19 December 1911
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Nudgee College
Occupation: Journalist
Died: Brisbane, Queensland, 22 August 1974, aged 62 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

3 May 1941: Involvement Private, Q99397,

FTD 9/9/1941

3 May 1941: Enlisted Private, 7 Australian Base Ordnance Depot, Brisbane, Queensland
3 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Sergeant, Q99397
19 Feb 1947: Discharged Sergeant, Q99397, Base Ordnance Depots
19 Feb 1947: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Sergeant, Q99397

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Aust Service Medal & War Medal (1939-1945).

Upon Leonard's discharge from the Army in 1947, he continued his career in Journalism and Small Business. In the early 1950's Leonard wrote a play entitled "Divided they Fall" about the 1890 shearers strike in Queensland. The play was published and copies are held in the United States Library of Congress, Oxford University UK, Australian National Library and many other prestigeous Universities and Libraries around the world.

Leonard is survived by two sons, five grand children and two great grand children. One of his grandsons served with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan.