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Arthur Albert Atkins

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  • Service number
    • 2341 AWMM
    • 7000 AWMM
    • 6/884 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM
  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Ref: W0414, 1929.332, F016). Soldier's records were identified by Margaret Nash of the Panmure Branch of NZSG. This image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Atkins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 2341 AWMM
    • 7000 AWMM
    • 6/884 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    • 10 January 1884 AWMM
    • 10 January 1879 Public - Maureen - Other Relative - 29 March 2015 - The Times of India


      Surname
      Atkins Given Names son Gender m Place Hurda Year of birth 1879 month of birth Jan day of birth 10 Exact Entry Jan 10 at Hurda the wife of A Atkins Esq Railway Police of a son Edition Year 1879 Edition Date 16 Jan

      http://search.fibis.org/fron tis/bin/aps_detail.php?id=660141
  • Place of birth
    • Herder, India AWMM
    • Hurda, India Public - Maureen - Other Relative - 29 March 2015 - The Times of India

      Surname
      Atkins Given Names son Gender m Place Hurda Year of birth 1879 month of birth Jan day of birth 10 Exact Entry Jan 10 at Hurda the wife of A Atkins Esq Railway Police of a son Edition Year 1879 Edition Date 16 Jan

      http://search.fibis.org/fron tis/bin/aps_detail.php?id=660141
  • Birth notes
    • Herder, India AWMM
    • Hurda, India Public - Maureen - Other Relative - 29 March 2015 - The Times of India.

      Surname
      Atkins Given Names son Gender m Place Hurda Year of birth 1879 month of birth Jan day of birth 10 Exact Entry Jan 10 at Hurda the wife of A Atkins Esq Railway Police of a son Edition Year 1879 Edition Date 16 Jan

      http://search.fibis.org/fron tis/bin/aps_detail.php?id=660141
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Farmer AWMM
    • South Africa Draper AWMM
    • WW1 Carpenter AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown The Mansion, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs M. Nicholson, Ramarama, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Miss Fanny Atkins (sister), The Mansion, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M.A. Nicholson (mother), Bay Road, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand (WWI) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 Mar 1900 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • South Africa AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 2341 AWMM
    • 7000 AWMM
    • 6/884 AWMM
  • Military service
    • NZ Rhodesia Field Force Artillery AWMM
    • New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent, North Island Regiment (2nd Regiment), F Squadron AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      Distinguished 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 AWMM
    • Queen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 clasps) AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • South Africa Unknown AWMM
      Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

    Embarkations

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    • Embarkation details
      • South Africa Vessel was Maori AWMM
        Gunner AWMM
        New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen), 11 Company (Auckland Section) AWMM
        New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM
      • WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 4 or HMNZT 11 AWMM
        Vessel was Tahiti or Athenic AWMM
        Private AWMM
        Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM
        2nd Reinforcements AWMM

    Prisoner of war

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    • Capture details
    • Days interned
    • Liberation date
    • POW liberation details
    • POW serial number

    Medical history

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    • Medical notes
      • Medical, WWI AWMM
        7 August 1915: Wounded at Gallipoli AWMM
      • Medical, WWI AWMM
        8 September 1915: Wounded at Gallipoli AWMM

    Last known rank

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    • Last rank
      WW1 10 May 1916 AWMM
      Wounded AWMM
      Sergeant AWMM
      New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

    Biographical information

    Biographical information

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    • 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 Morgan

      Children: 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.

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      Arthur Albert Atkins – 1884-1918

      Arthur was born in Herder in India in 1884. He served in the Boer War with the NZ Rhodesia Field Force Artillery. He sailed in March 1900 for Portuguese East Africa where he served until 1902. At that time he was a single farmer.

      In 1914 when he enlisted, he was a draper and living in Christchurch. He won his DCM at Chunuk Bair and was wounded twice at Gallipoli. He returned to NZ in 1916 and was discharged. His rank was now Sergeant-Major and he was attached to Permanent Staff. That same year, he married Jessie Louisa Morgan and they had 3 children. They were in Hokitika in Westland when he died aged 34 in November 1918, three months before the birth of his last child. What a sad end to his life.

      Above biography was transcribed, researched and written by Margaret Nash of Panmure Branch of NZSG

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    Death

    About death

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    • Age at death
      34 AWMM
    • Date of death
      22 November 1918 AWMM
    • Cause of death
    • Place of death
      Hokitika, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
    • Death notes
      Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Cemetery name
      Hokitika Cemetery, Westland District, New Zealand AWMM
    • Grave reference
      Section 5, Row 13 AWMM
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