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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval courtesy Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
Son of Charles Atkin, of 107, North Gate, New Basford, Nottingham. Husband of Clara Ellen Atkin.
He was a hosiery factory hand
10 Oct 1916
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526517 - CWGC Website
26090
Private
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Henry Atkin enlisted at Nottingham on 13th May 1915 he served with the 16th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He went to France 6th March 1916 and was killed in action, 10th October 1916, during the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, near Thiepval, France during the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France. Plot 10, Row E, Grave 2.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval courtesy Murray Biddle
    William Henry Atkin - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval courtesy Murray Biddle
  • Photograph of William Henry Atkin is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.
    William Henry Atkin - Photograph of William Henry Atkin is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website.