|Herbert Atkinson 15th July 1916 Barnsley Chronicle.|
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
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 Ancestry.co.uk]
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.