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James Hattersley Atkinson

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  • Service number
    2574 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM
  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Hattersley AWMM
  • Surname
    Atkinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2574 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Contractor/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Atkinson (mother), Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2574 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Pre WW1 Vessel was Maori AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    14 Company, C Squadron, New Zealand Mounted Rifles AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Atkinson was buried near Paardeburg, O.R.C., under trees in garden of Leeuwfontein Farm, about 5 miles south of drift. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    29 April 1901 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Paardeberg, Orange Free State, South Africa, Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Paardeberg, Orange Free State, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Leeuwfontein Farm (about 5 miles south of drift), Paardeberg, Orange Free State, South Africa AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
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  • Obituary

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Perham, F. (1959). The Kimberley Flying Column : being reminiscences of service in the South African War of 1899-1903. Timaru, N.Z.: Printers and Publishers. AWMM
      (DT 932 Per) AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      p. 9. AWMM