Arthur Albert Atkins Born 10 January 1884 - Died 22 November 1918 PDF Print Share Key details Service number2341 AWMM7000 AWMM6/884 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Sergeant AWMMNew Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914 … 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 › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth10 January 1884 AWMM10 January 1879 Public - Maureen - Other Relative - 29 March 2015 - The Times of IndiaSurname 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 birthHerder, India AWMMHurda, 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 notesHerder, India AWMMHurda, 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 enlistmentFarmer AWMMSouth Africa Draper AWMMWW1 Carpenter AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown The Mansion, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMMUnknown Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M. Nicholson, Ramarama, Auckland, New Zealand AWMMMiss Fanny Atkins (sister), The Mansion, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMMMrs M.A. Nicholson (mother), Bay Road, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand (WWI) AWMM Relationship statusPre 31 Mar 1900 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM CampaignsSouth Africa AWMM1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMMGallipoli, Turkey AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number2341 AWMM7000 AWMM6/884 AWMM Military serviceNZ Rhodesia Field Force Artillery AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent, North Island Regiment (2nd Regiment), F Squadron AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers 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 EnlistmentAuckland, New Zealand AWMMSouth Africa Unknown AWMMCanterbury, New Zealand AWMMWW1 Unknown AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsSouth Africa Vessel was Maori AWMMGunner AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen), 11 Company (Auckland Section) AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMMWW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 4 or HMNZT 11 AWMMVessel was Tahiti or Athenic AWMMPrivate AWMMCanterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM2nd Reinforcements AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesMedical, WWI AWMM7 August 1915: Wounded at Gallipoli AWMMMedical, WWI AWMM8 September 1915: Wounded at Gallipoli AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 10 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._____________________________Arthur Albert Atkins – 1884-1918Arthur 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_____________________________ AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death34 AWMM Date of death22 November 1918 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathHokitika, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand AWMM Death notesHokitika, Westland, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameHokitika Cemetery, Westland District, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceSection 5, Row 13 AWMM 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 2016 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=20518720Further ReferenceOther military personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22271446Further ReferenceNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-130166.htmlFurther ReferenceNew 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 ReferenceOur Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag. Auckland War Memorial Museum (Ref: W0414, 1929.332, F016).https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_vernon-object-694948Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C33711Further 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 Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 29 March 2015MaureenPerth, Western AustraliaOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.