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AtkinsonA OSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsNew Zealand, 8th Contingent
AtkinsonA W2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Prince of Wales's Own) West Yorkshire Regiment
AtkinsonA WA Division
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South African Constabulary
AtkinsonAdam42674TrooperNo known Company. Served in 36th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
AtkinsonAlbert Charles4679TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls50th Company, 17th Btn, IY
AtkinsonAlex447TrooperServed 23/10/1899 to 31 Mar 01 NOK: Mrs Petrie 21 Hill St Dundee Scotland. Trans to depot for discharge
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Bethune's Mounted Infantry
AtkinsonAlexander108Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
AtkinsonAlexander Bruce119PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry
AtkinsonAlfred167TrooperSource: OZ-Boer databaseSouth Australia, 4th Imperial Bushmen's Contingent
AtkinsonAlfredSergeantATKINSON, ALFRED, Sergeant, was horn at Leeds, the son of Farrier Major James Atkinson, H Battery, 4th Brigade, Royal Artillery (who is said to have been one of the party who captured the original cannon from which the Victoria Cross was cast).  He rejoined the Colours from the Reserve at the outbreak of the South African Campaign in 1899-1902, and five months before his death in the heroic service recorded below.  Besides the Victoria Cross (which was given to his father in accordance with the regulation of 8 August 1902), Sergeant Alfred Atkinson was entitled to the Queen's Medal with clasps for Kimberley (Relief) and Paardeberg, where he fell.  His Victoria Cross was gazetted 8 August 1902: 'A Atkinson, No 3264, Sergeant, 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.  Date of Act of Bravery: 18 February 1900.  During the Battle of Paardeberg, 18 February 1900, Sergeant A Atkinson, 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, went out seven times, under heavy and close fire, to obtain water for the wounded.  At the seventh attempt he was wounded in the head, and died a few days afterwards'. 
Source: VC recipients (VC and DSO book)
(Princess of Wales's Own) Yorkshire Regiment
AtkinsonAlfred2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
AtkinsonAlfred39491PrivateSource: QSA Medal RollsImperial Yeomanry
AtkinsonArthur3134Trooper1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
AtkinsonArthur1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
AtkinsonArthur FrancisTrooperBSACM Rhodesia 1896 (0). Born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1863, claimed all three of his Medals & clasps in January 1909, shortly before his death in Umtali in May of the following year, aged 54 years. No better summary of his services is to be found than his own submission to the relevant authorities, as quoted from accompanying copied research: 'This is an application for my Matabele War Medal for 1896-97. I was in the Maxim Detachment, Captain Wheeler. I joined the force in Cape Town. There is also another Medal due me for Bechuanaland 1898 - Mounted Section, DEOVR, Captain, now Major Johnson. I joined the Signalling Staff on arrival at the Front. There is still one more Medal due to me for part of the late Boer War - 'B' Squadron, 1st Imperial Light Horse, Captain Bull. I joined this force in Bulawayo. If the two last named Medals are not in your possession, I would be glad of information as to where I might apply for them.’On receiving the application form for his British South Africa Company's Medal, Atkinson also stated that he had received compensation of £150 and the coach fare from Bulawayo to Mafeking, after being treated in hospital and discharged at the former place as a result of an eye injury; BSACM Rhodesia 1896 (Troopr. A. Atkinson, M. R. F.); CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (Pte. A. Atkinson, DEOVR ); QSA (3) Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (3134 Tpr. A. Atkinson, 1/Imp. L. H.). DNW June 2009 £900.
Source: BSACM rolls
Matabeleland Relief Force
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