Lieutenant ELWYN ATKINSON of ‘D’ Battery, 291 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery died of wounds near Bullecourt in France on 18 May 1917. On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery and shortly afterwards was recommended for a commission. He was gazetted as a second lieutenant on 6 October 1914 and promoted to lieutenant on 16 December 1915.
Location of Memorial:
He is buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension and remembered on the memorial in All Saints’ church, Blackheath. He is also commemorated on a private memorial in the church.
He was 21, the youngest son of Frederic William and Emily Margaret Atkinson, of 1, Eliot Place, Blackheath. He served in the Cadet Corps at Stratheden House School, Blackheath and in the OTC at Tonbridge School. His death was reported in The Times of 25 May 1917.
CWGC; The Times
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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