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About Arthur Atkinson

Date of Birth
1882

Service Number
7053, 227563

Birth Place
Church Fenton, Yorkshire, England

Relationships

Parents
James Atkinson born abt 1852 and Ellen born abt 1855

Siblings
Mary born abt 1878, Joseph born abt 1880, Thomas born abt 1884, Ann born abt 1887, James born abt 1889, Henry born abt 1894, Edward born abt 1896, Ellen born abt 1898

Marriage
Jessica Simpson born 1884 died Q4 1914 Auckland, Durham, England Married Arthur Atkinson, Q3 1912 Teesdale, Durham, England

Career

Service
Army

Unit
Army Veterinary Corps, Royal Garrison Artillery

Rank
Private, Gunner

Enlisted Address
Glebe House, Staindrop, Durham, England

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

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1901 Groom, Domestic. 1911 Coal Miner, Labourer Below Ground, 1915 Miner

Campaigns
France

Additional Information

Census Information
1891 Kirkgate, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England, 1901 Stutton Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England, 1911 St Vincent Terrace, Cockfield, Durham, England (boarder))

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry and Find my Past

Notes
Corporal in territorial army before joining the regular army. While serving in regular army he was injured in the head and left thigh therefore he was awarded a pension

- Research by JB