Albert Edward Atkinson

Surname: Atkinson
Other names: Albert Edward
Other people in this story:
Thomas Frederick Atkinson
Selina Atkinson (nee Reed)
Kathleen Matilda Abram Oakenfold
Frederick Thomas Atkinson
Locations in this story:
New Orleans, USA
Woking, Surrey
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enfield, Middlesex
Bournemouth, Hampshire
South Middlesex

Albert Edward Atkinson was born in New Orleans, USA, on 22 Apr 1895 the son of Thomas Frederick Atkinson and Selina Atkinson (nee Reed).  His family moved back to the UK and set up home, initially, in Woking, Surrey, but, by 1911, they were living at Ferne Cottages, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, and Albert was attending school at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He enlisted on 5 Nov 1914 and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 13794).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but he was with the 2nd Battalion somewhere outside the UK by 25 Mar 1915.  He was discharged on 14 Dec 1918 being surplus to Military requirements.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He also received the Silver War Badge No. B97591. He married Kathleen Matilda Abram Oakenfold at Holy Trinity Church, Winchmore Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, on 17 May 1924.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 71 Hengistbury Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, described as the Managing Director of a Garage as well as being a volunteer ARP Warden.   His death was recorded at the Middlesex South Registry in 1964. His brother, Frederick Thomas Atkinson, also served but died of wounds sustained in France whilst on active service.


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