Born at Perth WA. CoE. Enlisted 3 November 1916 age 24, dairyman. Nok father, John Atkinson, Davies Rd, Claremont. Embarked at Fremantle 29 December 1916 per A34 Persic. Served in England and France. Wounded in action, 22 May 1918 and 31 August 1918. RTA January 1919 per A67 Orsova. His later address was Griver St, Cottesloe. Service medals: BWM and VM.