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Peter Hiram Atkinson

  • Service number
    9/104 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Otago Mounted Rifles, NZ Maori Pioneer Btn; Otago Main body Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter Hiram AWMM
  • Surname
    Atkinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    9/104 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    19 August 1874 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Barton On Humber, Lincolnshire, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of William & Mary Jane Atkinson Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Balclutha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Atkinson, Little Grange Farm, Barton-on-Humber Lincolnshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Otago Mounted Rifles, NZ Maori Pioneer Btn; Otago Main body Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    9/104 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    Military Medal (MM) awarded Dec 1916 for acts of bravery in the field Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Lincoln Volunteers & 2nd SA Boer with Imperial Forces 1901-1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Quarryman Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    35yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Aug 1915 wounded in Shoulder; July 1917 suffering from Shell Shock - invalided home Oct 1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Peter Hiram Atkinson was born 1874 in Barton On Humber, Lincolnshire, England and is the son of William & Mary Jane Atkinson. He emigrated to NZ in 28 Feb 1905 on the ship "Athenic". He Worked in the Balclutha area as a quarryman for the Clutha County Council prior to enlisting for WWI.
    He had had previous Military Experience while living in England as a volunteer in Lincolnshire Coy for 1yr 4ths, then enlisted for the 2nd SA Boer War in 1900 where he serve in Transvaal, Orange Free State & Cape Colony and returned to England in 1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Military Record & Research
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Death

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  • Date of death
    23 November 1953 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Miltiary Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Age at death
    80yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Miltiary Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Oamaru, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016 - Miltiary Record & BMD NZ Records
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  • Trooper P. H. Atkinson, of Warepa, writes from Luna Park, Egypt, on August 16, to a Balclutha friend (says tho Clutha "Leader") as follows: I was in a very big bayonet charge a week ago. I got through all right and got to the Turks with my bayonet. Most of them threw away their rifles and ran. Our squadron took about half a mile of trenches. I was shot through the chest the day after, but am getting better quickly. The bullet went in the left shoulder and the doctor took it out of the right one. I am walking about very little the worse, and, in fact, I think I will get back to the fighting line next week. We lost heavily but the Turks lost far more than we did. I do not think the Turks will fight much longer, because they are sick of it. I will be pleased when it is over. Gallipoli is a very rough place to fight in, as there is so much cover for the enemy snipers. It was a sniper that go
    Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 March 2016
  • Peter Hiram Atkinson originally of Barton on Humber. left for New Zealand in 1900. He had brothers at home in England fighting for their country. He was awarded the DCM for bravery. From my website http://bartononhumberatwar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/1916-real-battles-begin.html May 20th: On Monday Sgt. Peter Atkinson, the son of William and Mrs Atkinson of Ferriby Rd. marched back to the front after 8 days leave. He left for New Zealand in 1900 and joined up for the Boer War, his patriotism having got the better of him. Leaving his farm behind, the same feeling occurred for him in this War, and he was in the first batch of the New Zealand Light Horse that went to Egypt and Gallipoli, having some rough times at Suvla Bay. In a fierce hand to hand encounter he saved a comrade’s life by running a bayonet through a Turkish soldier. (Lincolnshire Star) He is now back in France after a he
    Public - Sean - Researcher - 13 August 2015

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12 March 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
13 August 2015SeanBarton Upon Humber, UKResearcher