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Newark
He was the son of George and Mary Atkinson Born First Quarter 1888 Newark On 1891 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – Nellie and Ethel May - at Balderton Gate, Newark. His father is listed as a joiner / carpenter On 1901 Census he is living with his parents and siblings – Nellie, Ethel May and Walter – at 37 Jubilee Street, Bowbridge Road, Newark. His father is listed as a joiner On 1911 Census he is living with his mother and siblings – Ethel May, Walter and George Padley – at 37 Jubilee Street, Bowbridge Road, Newark. He is listed as joiner for general builder.
On 1911 Census he is listed as a joiner for general builder
23 Sep 1916
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1648752 - CWGC Website
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On the 1911 Census he is living at 37 Jubilee Street, Bowbridge Road, Newark. This is the address shown on his CWGC entry.
Private
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Enlisted September 1914 Entered Theatre, possibly as a reinforcement at Gallipoli 10th September 1915 Regiment left Gallipoli December 1915 Transferred to Salonika February 1916 Renumbered 275439 in 1917
The Register of Soldiers Effects wrongly quotes his death as occurring in France. This is incorrect as the Regiment arrived in Salonika in February 1916 and did not return to Egypt until June 1917 and saw no service in France. He is remembered on the Doiran Memorial Article published 4th April 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Eldest son of Mary Atkinson, 37 Jubilee St., Newark and late George Atkinson. Volunteered to take a message under fire to two men who were in danger of being cut off. Three Bulgars fired at him and he was lost sight of in some bushes. Prior to war was joiner’s apprentice with Messrs. Brown & Son. Enlisted in Sherwood Rangers, Oct. 1914. Served in Egypt, Serbia and finally Salonika. Brother Walter, age 25, is also at Salonika.
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  • Doiran Memorial -
  • Photograph showing Arthur Atkinson , published on 7th April 1917 in the Newark Herald.
    Arthur Atkinson - Photograph showing Arthur Atkinson , published on 7th April 1917 in the Newark Herald.