Arthur Albert Atkins 10 January 1884 - 22 November 1918 Key details Contribute › Service number2341 AWMM7000 AWMM6/884 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMSergeant AWMMNew Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 23 - No known copyright restrictio … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesArthur Albert AWMM SurnameAtkins AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number2341 AWMM7000 AWMM6/884 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth10 January 1884 AWMM Place of birthHerderIndia AWMM Birth notesHerderIndia AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentFarmer AWMMSouth Africa AWMMDraper AWMMWW1 AWMMCarpenter AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMThe MansionNorthcoteAucklandNew Zealand AWMMUnknown AWMMChristchurchNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. NicholsonRamaramaAucklandNew Zealand AWMMMiss Fanny Atkins (sister)The MansionNorthcoteAucklandNew Zealand AWMMMrs M.A. Nicholson (mother)Bay RoadNorthcoteAucklandNew Zealand (WWI) AWMM Relationship statusPre 31 March 1900 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM CampaignsSouth Africa AWMM1915-1916 AWMMGallipoli AWMMGallipoliTurkey AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number2341 AWMM7000 AWMM6/884 AWMM Military unitsNZ Rhodesia Field Force Artillery AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent, North Island Regiment (2nd Regiment), F Squadron AWMM Military serviceNZ Rhodesia Field Force Artillery AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent, North Island Regiment (2nd Regiment), F Squadron AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsDistinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMMDistinguished Conduct Medal. "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 7th August, 1915, during the attack on Chunuk Bair (Dardanelles). While advancing up a narrow gully with precipitous sides, his battalion suddenly came on a strongly defended post, which barred the way, and from which a heavy rifle fire was directed on the head of the column. Sergeant Atkins, getting his section in hand, without hesitation rushed the position, captured and held it. He displayed great bravery and coolness, and set a splendid example to all with him" London Gazette 29 November 1915, p11893 AWMMQueen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 clasps) AWMM1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentAucklandNew Zealand AWMMSouth Africa AWMMUnknown AWMMCanterburyNew Zealand AWMMWW1 AWMMUnknown AWMM Age on enlistmentSouth Africa AWMMWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsSouth Africa AWMM31 March 1900 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMMWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMLytteltonChristchurchCanterburyNew Zealand AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMHMNZT 4 HMNZT 11 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDeparted - 16 October 1914 AWMM Embarkation bodySouth Africa AWMM31 March 1900 AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen), 11 Company (Auckland Section) AWMMMaori AWMMGunner AWMMWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMM2nd Reinforcements AWMMCanterbury Infantry Battalion AWMMTahiti or Athenic AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMM10 May 1916 AWMMWounded AWMMSergeant AWMMNew Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Served with 5th, 7th and 9th Contingents in South Africa 1900 to 1902 and Baden Powell Police 1903 to 1904 (Regt No 2341)1916: Married Jessie Louisa MorganChildren: son, Arthur Albert, born 15 January 1917, died 15 January 1917; son, Sydney Arthur, born 11 March 1918, died 11 November 1994; daughter, Frances Joan, born 10 Feburary 1919.At the time of his death he was temporarily attached to permanent Staff AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death34 AWMM Date of death22 November 1918 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathHokitikaWest CoastKaiparaNorthlandNew Zealand AWMM Death notesHokitikaWestlandNew Zealand AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameHokitika CemeteryWestland DistrictNew Zealand AWMM Grave referenceSection 5, Row 13 AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Arthur Albert Atkins by laying a poppy. Albert James Atkins Alfred Palmer Atkins Arthur Albert Atkins Arthur Bernard Atkins Arthur Henry Atkins Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Arthur Albert Atkins Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedPapers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers.http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspastSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20518720Archives NZOther military personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22271446Archives NZNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-130166.htmlNZETCNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) Warhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introductionFurther ReferenceSoldiers' Deaths. Evening Post, Volume XCVI, Issue 128, 26 November 1918, Page 2http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19181126.2.13&srposFurther Reference DocumentsPolaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMMThe Evening Post AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 23 AWMMLondon Gazette AWMMLondon Gazette 26 November 1915 AWMMPolaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMMPolaschek, A. (1983). p. 23 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.