Army Number : 4560
Battalion : 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born in Nottingham. Son of James and Elizabeth Atkin, of 2 Warren Court, Old Street, St. Anne's Nottingham. Husband of Ellen Parr (formerly Atkin), of 3, Kelks Yard, Arnold, Nottinghamshire. He was a coal miner (pony driver). He enlisted at Nottingham 21st April 1913. Went to France 27th December 1914. He suffered shrapnel wounds to his scalp 9th August 1915 and was treated at No. 22 General Hospital, Etaples, France. He was treated for shell shock at No. 23 General Hospital, Etaples, France on the 23rd August 1916 and rejoined his battalion 20th November 1916. He was killed in action, 19th September 1918, age 29, during the attack on the Quadrilateral near Holnon Village, France.
Buried/Commemorated : Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, France. Plot 2, Row D, Grave 11.
Private Atkin is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Arnot Hill Park War Memorial, Arnold, Nottinghamshire.
St. Mary's Church War Memorial, Arnold, Nottinghamshire.
His brother Private William Atkin 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.