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Full Name
James Hattersley Atkinson
Rank Last Held
Trooper
Forename(s)
James Hattersley
Surname
Atkinson
War
South African War, 1899-1902
Serial No.
2574
First Known Rank
Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment
Contractor
Next of Kin
Mrs Atkinson (mother), Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand
Enlistment Address
Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
5th Contingent
Embarkation Unit
14 Company, C Squadron, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date
31 March 1900
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Maori
Destination
Beira, Portuguese East Africa
Last Unit Served
5th Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Place of Death
Paardeberg, Orange Free State, South Africa
Date of Death
29 April 1901
Year of Death
1901
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Leeuwfontein Farm (about 5 miles south of drift), Paardeberg, Orange Free State, South Africa
Memorial Name
  • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902
Biographical Notes
Atkinson was buried near Paardeburg, O.R.C., under trees in garden of Leeuwfontein Farm, about 5 miles south of drift.
Description of Image
  • Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011)
  • Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, (photo J. Halpin September 2011)
  • Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, commemoration panel (photo J. Halpin September 2011)
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899-1902 Name panel: Armstrong, W.D. - Bottom, O. (photo John Halpin, December 2011).
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899-1902 Dedication panel. (photo John Halpin, December 2011).
Further References
  • New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War
  • Perham, Frank. 'The Kimberley Flying Column : being reminiscences of service in the South African War of 1899-1903', Printers and Publishers, Timaru, 1959. (DT 932 Per)
  • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer: the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, NZ, The Author.
  • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand, 1900. H - 6A, p. 9.
Sources Used
Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war. (6th ed.) Hamilton, N.Z.: The Author.
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