Thursday, 30 June 2016

Herbert Atkinson 1890 -1916

Herbert Atkinson 15th July 1916 Barnsley Chronicle.
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born:  1890

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion York and Lancaster 13th Battalion (1st Barnsley Pals)
Service number and rank: 13/1 Private
Awards: The British War Medal The Victory Medal 

Death: 17th June 1916 aged 26
CWGC Remembered: Thiepval Memorial in France
Panel Reference:
Pier and Face 14A and 14B 

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Husband of Priscilla Atkinson of 17 Clanricarde Street, Barnsley, Yorks. 

St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial  
St Pauls Church Monk Bretton Memorial Book  
St Paul's Church Monk Bretton Memorial Tablet 
Gawber St Thomas Church War Memorial  
Cross Street Monk Bretton War Memorial

Links & Notes:
Lives of the First World War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Herbert Atkinson was the husband of Priscilla Atkinson who lived at 17 Clanricarde Street after the war. He had a son Walter and a daughter Ida.
[1911 census]

From the Barnsley Chronicle 1 July 1916 with thanks to Barnsley Archives

ATKINSON  -  In affectionate remembrance of Private Herbert Atkinson, No 1. 13th Y and L; D Co; the beloved husband of Priscilla Atkinson, killed in action, in France, June 17 1916 aged 26 years.

A loving husband, a faithful friend,
Once of the best that God could send:
When days are dark, and friends are few
My loving husband, I'll think of you.
Christ will clasp the broken chain,
Closer, when we meet again.

From his wife and children.

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