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Thomas Frederick Atkins

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Surname: Atkins

Forenames: Thomas Frederick

Age at Death: 33 years, 6 months

Honours & Awards:

Date of Death: 15/09/1916

Last Residence or Enlistment Address:

Family and other Information:
Parents: George and Annie Atkins Siblings: Albert (Bert), George Arabia (Rabe), Harry, Alice, William (Will), Gertrude (Gert), Ada, Sidney (Syd)

Memorial: Clevedon

Service No: 25/482

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: 3rd Battalion

Unit: N.Z.R.B

Embarkation Date: 5 February 1916

Place of Death: Somme, France

Cemetery Name: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, France

Grave Reference:

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Memorial Image:

Personal Details from Military Record

Eye Colour: Blue

Hair: Brown

5ft 8.5in

st 172lb

Date of Birth: 14/03/1882

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Church of England

Next of Kin: George Atkins

Personal Stories

Fred was a farmer at Oparau, near Kawhia. He and his brother Bert were in a partnership prior leaving for the war.

Connected Soldiers

Fighting families Second Clevedon record FOUR ATKINS BROTHERS In addition to the Finn family of four brothers, three of whom are on active service and one discharged after twice being wounded, four sons of Mr and Mrs George Atkins, of Clevedon, joined the force. Farrier-Sergeant Sidney Atkins and Private Bert Atkins left with the main body, and were through the Gallipolli campaign, where the latter was wounded in the shoulder and invalided to England. George A. Atkins, who with an elder brother, Harry also served in the Boer War, and T.F Atkins went later with the Rifle Brigade to France, where Rifleman T.F Atkins was shot by a sniper when on Patrol Duty on September 15. His memory was honoured at a service in All Souls Church, Clevedon. Rifleman T. F. Atkins had been a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen for some years.   New Zealand Herald - 2 January 1917      

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Researcher: Elisha-Marie Bain



2 Responses to “Atkins, Thomas Frederick”

  1. James Gordon says:

    The day that Fred was killed was the first day of NZ’s involvement in the Battle of the Somme. I’ve added a bit of information about the battle from our snippets of information.

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