Private William Atkin

Private William Atkin

Army Number: 3709

Battalion: 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Nottingham. Son of James and Elizabeth Atkin, of 2 Warren Court, Old Street, St. Anne’s Nottingham. He was a lace factory hand prior to enlisting at Nottingham on 6th January 1914. He went to France on11th December 1914 and was killed in action, on 11th March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, France.

Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, France. Panel 26 and 27.

Le Touret Memorial, France.

His brother Private George Atkin 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.