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He was the son of George Henry and Emma Atkinson. (Emma's name is given as 'Emily' on the 1901 census.) Percy's birth was registered Oct/Nov/Dec 1894. At the time of the 1901 census his parents were living in the Meadows; only two children were in the household, Percy George (6) and his sister, Doris (2). From the notice of his death in the local paper it would appear that he had other brothers and sisters although the family's 1911 census record has not yet been traced. At the time of Percy's death the family was living at 57 St James' Street, Nottingham.
17 Oct 1918
1739653 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
Private Percy George Atkinson, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, was killed in action on 17th October 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-En Artois Memorial
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged), 29 October 1918: ‘Atkinson, Private Percy George Atkinson, Coldstream Guards, of 57 St James’ Street, killed in action October 17th 1918. Parents, brothers, sisters.' In memoriam published 17th October 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “ATKINSON. – In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. Percy George Atkinson, Coldstream Guards, killed in action October 17th, 1918; also his dear chums, Lce.-Cpl. Evelyn Jackson, died of wounds March 28th, 1918, and Pte. Cecil Jackson, killed in action Sept. 15th, 1916. Lives nobly sacrificed. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – Loving mother, father, sisters, brothers.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. Probate 14 November 1919: 'Atkinson Percy George of 57 St James’-street Nottingham private in HM Army died 17 October 1918 in France Administration (with Will) Nottingham 14 November [1919] to Emma Atkinson (wife of George Henry Atkinson). Effects £30 3s 2d.' Soldiers’ Effects: Mother (Emma) sole legatee, sum due £32 19s 3d including £21 War Gratuity.
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