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Full Name
Herbert Swainson Atkinson
Rank Last Held
Lieutenant
Forename(s)
Herbert Swainson
Surname
Atkinson
War
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • 1414
  • 39718
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
Next of Kin
  • Mr A. Atkinson (father), St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mrs Margaret Atkinson (mother), Saint Stephen's Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment Address
  • St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • St Stephens Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
  • New Zealand Contingent
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
  • 4th Contingent 8 Company
  • Headquarters, Ships' Adjutants
Embarkation Date
  • 31 March 1900
  • 26 April 1917
Place of Embarkation
  • Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Gymeric
  • Tofua
Destination
  • South Africa
  • Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number
62
Page on Nominal Roll
3
Place of Death
Auckland New Zealand
Date of Death
3 February 1927
Age at Death
48
Year of Death
1927
Cemetery Name
Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand
Grave Reference
Block E Row 33 Plot 040
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Description of Image
  • Photo of gravestone provided by Paul F. Baker.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Atkinson H. - Avery C.C. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source
Further References
New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum