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Wilfrid Atkinson

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 21), Page: 28 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 21), Page: 28 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfrid AWMM
  • Surname
    Atkinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Wilfred AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3820 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 December 1887 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    E.A. Atkinson (father), Ouse Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3820 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Salesman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 0.25" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      194 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Promoted Sergeant, Trentham Camp, 4 January 1916.
    War service: Egypt, Western Front
    Disembarked Suez, 14 February 1916; joined Bn and posted to 10th Company, 7 March 1916.
    Reverted to the ranks (date not legible).
    Promoted Sergeant, 1 April 1916.
    Admitted to 2nd NZ Field Ambulance, 5 July 1916; rejoined Bn, 18 July 1916.
    Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, 1 September 1916, of when on Active Service permitting Pte AJ CLARK and Pte JF BUTCHER, two persons committed to his charge, to escape, 22 August 1916; when on Active Service conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, while in charge of a guard, 22 August 1916, permitting prisoners committed to his charge to become inebriated: sentenced to be reduced to the rank of Corporal.
    Admitted to 3rd NZ Field Ambulance, 4 September 1916 (scabies); transferred same day to 39th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 30 September 1916; rejoined Bn, 4 October 1916.
    Promoted Sergeant, 7 October 1916.
    Detached to Corps School, Corbecque, 28 January-7 February 1917: qualified in bayonet fighting ('very fair') and physical instruction ('very fair').
    Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right hand) and admitted to 76th Field Ambulance, 8 June 1917; transferred same day to 77th Field Ambulance; to 75th Field Ambulance, 12 June 1917; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 23 June 1917; to England, 25 June 1917, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames; transferred to Hornchurch Convalescent Hospital, 20 October 1917. Discharged on furlough, 18 June 1918; marched in to Sling Camp, 1 August 1918.

    Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 4 February 1919 (influenza); transferred to Hornchurch Convalescent Hospital, 28 February 1919.
    Transferred to Education Department, 7 April 1919, and appointed Company Quartermaster Sergeant. Reverted to Sergeant at own request, 4 July 1919.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board SS 'Tainu', 8 August 1919; disembarked Wellington, 21 September 1919; discharged, 21 October 1919.
    Total war service: 4 years 46 days (of which 3 years 259 days were abroad) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      21: 28 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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