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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Berks Cemetery Extension , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
Leslie was born in 1898 in Nottingham and was the son of Albert Matthew and Lizzie Atkin née King and the brother of Elsie, Cyril, Eliza, Dorris and Lizzie Atkin. In 1911 they lived at 5 Buckingham Terrace Bunbury Street Meadows Nottingham. His father Albert Matthew was born in 1872 in Nottingham and his mother Lizzie King was born in 1872 in Nottingham they were married in 1897 in Nottingham.
31 May 1916
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106712 - CWGC Website
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Private
1st Bn London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Private Leslie Atkin enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 1st battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers. He landed in the Balkans on 25th September 1915. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 31st May 1916 and is buried in Berks Cemetery Extension, Hainaut, Belgium grave reference II B 36.
He was born A/M/J/1898 so may have been 17 when killed.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Berks Cemetery Extension , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Leslie Atkin - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Berks Cemetery Extension , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • A family photo, assumed to be taken outside his parents house.
courtesy of Lee Bradshaw
    Leslie Atkin in Nottingham - A family photo, assumed to be taken outside his parents house. courtesy of Lee Bradshaw